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Fiat Bravo (2015 year). Manual - part 9

 

 

Correct adjustment is obtained when the belt passes
SBR SYSTEM
approximately half way between the shoulder and
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the neck.
This system consists of a buzzer which, in
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conjunction with the warning light flashing on the
instrument panel (initially in fixed mode with
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continuous acoustic signal and then in flashing mode
Make height adjustment of the seat
with intermittent acoustic signal), warns the driver
belts when the car is stationary.
and front passenger that their seat belts have not
been fastened.
For long-term deactivation of the SBR system,
contact a Fiat Dealership. The SBR system can be
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reactivated at any time through the Setup Menu only
After adjustment, always check that the
(see the "Menu Items" paragraph in the "Knowing
cursor to which the ring is fastened is
your car" chapter).
locked in one of the preset positions.To do this,
with the button A fig. 101 released, exert a
further pressure to allow the anchor device to
catch if release did not take place at one of the
preset positions.
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PRETENSIONERS
WARNING
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The car is equipped with front seat belts
The pretensioner may be used only
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pretensioners, that reduce slack in the belts in the
once. Contact a Fiat Dealership to have
event of a severe frontal impact. This guarantees the
it replaced after it has been deployed.
perfect adherence of the seat belts to the occupants'
bodies before the restraining action begins.
The retractors lock to indicate that the pretensioner
Operations which lead to impacts,
has intervened.
vibrations or localised heating (over 100°C
This car is also equipped with a second pretensioner
for a maximum of six hours) in the area
(in the kick plate area). Its activation is signalled by
around the pretensioner may damage or deploy
the shortening of the metal cable.
it. Contact a Fiat Dealership should intervention
be necessary on these components.
A slight discharge of smoke may be produced during
the activation of the pretensioner which is not
harmful and does not involve any fire hazard.
LOAD LIMITERS
IMPORTANT To obtain the highest degree of
To increase passenger safety in an accident, the front
protection from the action of the pretensioner, wear
and rear (for versions/markets where provided)
the seat belt tight to the chest and pelvis.
seat belt reels contain a load limiter which controls
the force acting on the chest and shoulders during
The pretensioner does not require any maintenance
the restraining action of the belts in the event of
or lubrication: any changes to its original conditions
a head-on collision.
will invalidate its efficiency. If, due to unusual natural
events (floods, sea storms, etc.), the device has
been affected by water and mud, it must be replaced.
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING
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THE SEAT BELTS
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For maximum safety, keep the back of
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The driver must comply with (and have all car
your seat upright, lean back into it
passengers follow) any local regulations in force
and make sure the seat belt fits closely across
concerning the use of seat belts. Always fasten the
your chest and pelvis. Always fasten the seat
seat belts before setting off.
belts on both the front and the rear seats!
Seat belts are also to be worn by pregnant women:
Travelling without wearing seat belts will
the risk of injury in the case of accident is greatly
increase the risk of serious injury or even death
reduced for them and the unborn child if they are
in the event of an accident. Removing or
wearing a seat belt.
otherwise tampering with seat belt and
pretensioner components is strictly prohibited.
Pregnant women must position the lower part of the
Any operations on these components must
belt very low down so that it passes over the pelvis
be performed by qualified and authorised
and under the abdomen (see fig. 102). The best
technicians. Always go to a Fiat Dealership.
way to protect the unborn child is to protect the
mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it
is more likely that the unborn child will not be hurt
in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone,
the key to making safety belts effective is wearing
them properly.
fig. 102
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IMPORTANT The seat belt must not be twisted. The
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upper part must pass over the shoulder and cross
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the chest diagonally. The lower part must adhere to
If the belt has been subjected to a high
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the pelvis (as shown in fig. 103) rather than the
level of stress, for example after an
abdomen of the occupant. Never use devices (clips,
accident, it must be completely replaced
clamps, etc.) to hold the seat belt away from your
together with the attachments, attachment
body.
fixing screws and the pretensioner. In fact, even
if the belt has no visible defects, it could have
IMPORTANT Each seat belt must be used by only
lost its resilience.
one person. Never travel with a child sitting on the
passenger's lap and a single belt to protect them
both fig. 104. In general, do not place any objects
between the person and the belt.
fig. 103
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fig. 104
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SEAT BELTS MAINTENANCE
CARRYING CHILDREN SAFELY
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Observe the following precautions for correct seat
For optimal protection in the event of an impact, all
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belt maintenance:
occupants must be seated and wearing adequate
always use the seat belt with the strap well
restraint systems, including newborn and other
stretched and not twisted; make sure that it is free
children!
to run without obstructions;
This prescription is compulsory in all EC countries
check seat belt operation as follows: attach the
according to EC Directive 2003/20/EC.
seat belt and pull it hard;
Compared with an adult, a child's head is larger and
replace the belt after an accident of a certain
heavier in proportion to his/her body and the child's
severity even if it does not appear to be damaged.
muscular and bone structures are not fully
Always replace the seat belt if the pretensioners
developed. Therefore, correct restraint systems
were deployed;
other than adult seat belts are necessary to reduce
as much as possible the risk of injuries in the event
to clean the seat belts, wash by hand with water
of an accident, braking or a sudden manoeuvre.
and neutral soap, rinse and leave to dry in the
shade. Never use strong detergents, bleach, paints
Children must be seated safely and comfortably. As
or any other substance which could damage the
far as the characteristics of the child restraint
belt fibres;
systems used allow, you are advised to keep children
in rear facing restraint systems for as long as possible
prevent the reels from getting wet: their correct
(at least until 3-4 years old), since this is the most
operation is only guaranteed if water does not
protected position in the event of an impact.
get inside;
The choice of the most suitable child restraint device
replace the seat belt when it shows wear or cuts.
depends on the weight of the child; there are
various types of child restraint systems and you are
advised always to choose the one that is most
suitable for the child.
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When over 1.50 m in height, from the point of view
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of restraint systems, children are considered as
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adults and wear seat belts normally.
SEVERE DANGER.When an active
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passenger airbag is fitted, DO NOT
In Europe the characteristics of children restraint
install rear facing child restraint systems
systems are ruled by the regulation ECE-R44, dividing
on the front seat. Deployment of the
them into five weight groups:
airbag in an accident could cause fatal injuries
Group
Weight groups
to the child regardless of the severity of the
Group 0
up to 10 kg of weight
impact. It is advisable to always carry children
in a child restraint system on the rear seat,
Group 0+
up to 13 kg of weight
which is the most protected position in the
event of a collision.
Group 1
9-18 kg in weight
Group 2
15-25 kg in weight
Group 3
22-36 kg of weight
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On the sun visor there is a label with
All child restraint devices must bear the certification
suitable symbols reminding the user that
data, together with the control mark, on a label
it is compulsory to deactivate the airbag if a
solidly fixed to the seat which must never be
rear facing child restraint system is fitted.
removed.
Always comply with the instructions on the
Lineaccessori Fiat offers child restraint systems for
passenger's side sun visor (see the "Front
each weight group. These devices are recommended
airbag" paragraph).
having been specifically designed for Fiat cars.
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Do not move the front or rear seat if a
child is seated on it or on the dedicated
child restraint system.
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FITTING "UNIVERSAL"
Children of weight from 9 to 18 kg may be carried in
forward facing child restraint systems fig. 106.
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CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM
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(with seat belts)
GROUP 0 and 0+
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The diagram is indicative and for fitting
purposes only. Fit the child restraint
system according to the instructions, which must
be included.
Children up to 13 kg must be carried with rearward
facing restraint system of a type as shown in fig. 105
which, supporting the head, does not induce stress
on the neck in the event of sudden decelerations.
The rearward facing infant seat is restrained by the
fig. 105
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car seat belts, as shown in fig. 105 and it must
restrain the child in turn with its own belts.
GROUP 1
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The diagram is indicative and for fitting
purposes only. Fit the child restraint
system according to the instructions, which must
be included.
fig. 106
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Children from 15 to 25 kg may use the car seat belts
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directly fig. 107.
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Child restraint systems with Isofix
In this case, the child restraint system is used to
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attachments are available for a safe
position the child correctly with respect to the seat
anchoring to the seat without using the car seat
belts so that the diagonal belt section crosses the
belts.
child’s chest and not the neck, and the lower part is
snug on the pelvis not the abdomen.
GROUP 2
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The diagram is indicative and for fitting
purposes only. Fit the child restraint
system according to the instructions, which must
be included.
fig. 107
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GROUP 3
The fig. 108 shows the correct child positioning on
the rear seat.
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Children over 1.50 m in height can wear seat belts
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like adults.
The diagram is indicative and for fitting
purposes only. Fit the child restraint
system according to the instructions, which must
be included.
For children between 22 kg and 36 kg, there are
dedicated restraint systems that allow the seat belt
to be worn correctly.
fig. 108
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SUITABILITY OF PASSENGER SEATS FOR UNIVERSAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM USE
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According to the European Directive 2000/3/EC the suitability of each passenger seat position for the fixing
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of universal child restraint systems is shown in the following table:
Rear central
Group
Weight range
Front passenger
Rear side passengers
passenger
Group 0, 0+
up to 13 kg
U
U
U
Group 1
9-18 kg
U
U
U
Group 2
15-25 kg
U
U
U
Group 3
22-36 kg
U
U
U
U= suitable for child restraint systems in the "Universal" category, according to European Regulation EEC-R44 for the specified
"Groups".
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ISOFIX CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM
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SETUP
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The car is equipped with ISOFIX anchorages, a new
standard which makes fitting a child restraint system
quick, simple and safe.
Isofix systems can be fitted alongside conventional
child restraint systems on different seats in the same
car.
fig. 109An example of a Universal Isofix child
restraint system for weight group 1.
WARNING
The diagram is indicative and for fitting
purposes only. Fit the child restraint
system according to the instructions, which must
be included.
The other weight groups are covered by specific
Isofix child restraint systems, which can be used only
if specifically tested for this car (see list of cars
provided with the child restraint system).
fig. 109
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INSTALLING A UNIVERSAL ISOFIX CHILD
The Universal Isofix “Duo Plus” child seat and the
RESTRAINT SYSTEM
special "G 0/1" seat are available from Lineaccessori
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Fiat.
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Attach the restraint system to the two metal
anchorages A fig. 110 located where the rear seat
For any further details on installation/use, refer to
cushion meets the backrest, then fix the upper strap
the instruction manual for the child seat.
(available together with the restraint system) to
the dedicated anchorage B fig. 111 located at the
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bottom behind the backrest.
Fit the child seat when the car is
Remember that when using a Universal Isofix child
stationary.The child seat is correctly
restraint system, you can use approved child restraint
anchored to the brackets when you hear the
systems with the marking ECE R44/03 (R44/03 or
click. Follow the instructions for assembly,
superior) “Universal Isofix”.
disassembly and positioning that the
manufacturer must supply with the child seat.
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If a Universal Isofix child seat is not
fixed to all three anchorages, the child
seat will not be able to protect the child
correctly. In a crash, the child could be seriously
or fatally injured.
fig. 110
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fig. 111
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SUITABILITY OF PASSENGER SEATS FOR ISOFIX CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM USE
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The table below shows the various installation possibilities for Isofix child restraint systems on seats fitted
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with Isofix attachments in accordance with European standard ECE 16.
Child restraint system
Weight group
Isofix size class
Rear side passengers
position
Group 0 up to 10 kg
Rear facing
E
IL
Rear facing
E
IL
Group 0+ up to 13 kg
Rear facing
D
IL
Rear facing
C
IL (*)
Facing backwards
D
IL
Facing backwards
C
IL (*)
Group 1 from 9 up to 18
kg
Forward facing
B
IUF
Forward facing
BI
IUF
Forward facing
A
IUF
IL : suitable for ISOFIX child restraint systems of the categories for "specific vehicles", "restricted", or "semiuniversal", approved for
this type of vehicle.
(*)The Isofix child seat can be installed by moving the front seat all the way up.
IL Suitable for special child restraint systems. Isofix type suitable and tested for this type of car. The seat can be installed by moving
the front seat forward.
IUF: suitable for forward facing Isofix child restraint systems in the Universal category and type-approved for the use in the weight
group.
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Always check that the seat belts do not interfere
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with the child's throat.
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Fit the child restraint system according
Always check that the seat belt is well fastened by
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to the instructions, which must be
pulling on it.
included.
While travelling, do not let the child sit incorrectly
or unfasten the belts.
Main recommendations to carry children
Never allow a child to put the belt's diagonal
safely:
section under an arm or behind their back.
Install the child restraint systems on the rear seat,
Never carry children on your lap, even newborns.
which is the most protected position in the event
No-one can restrain a child in the event of an
of an accident.
accident.
Keep children in rear facing restraint systems for as
In the event of an accident, replace the child
long as possible, until 3-4 years old if possible.
restraint system with a new one.
Should a rear facing child restraint system be
installed on the rear seats, it is advisable to
position it as far forward as the position of the
front seat allows.
If the passenger's front airbag is deactivated always
check the warning light on the instrument panel
to make sure that it has actually been deactivated.
Carefully follow the child restraint manufacturer's
instruction supplied with the child restraint
system. Keep the instructions in the car along with
the other documents and this handbook. Do not
use second-hand child restraint systems without
instructions.
Only one child is to be strapped into each
retaining system; never carry two children using
one child restraint system.
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