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Seat Belts

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About Your Seat Belts

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The front seats and the rear seats are equipped with automatic seat belt tensioners 
to enhance safety.

The tensioners automatically tighten the front seat belts and the rear seat belts 
during a moderate-to-severe frontal collision, sometimes even if the collision is not 
severe enough to inflate the front airbags.

Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

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Automatic Seat Belt Tensioners

The seat belt tensioners can only operate once.
If a tensioner is activated, the SRS indicator will come 
on. Have a dealer replace the tensioner and 
thoroughly inspect the seat belt system as it may not 
offer protection in a subsequent crash.

During a moderate-to-severe side impact, the 
tensioner on that side of the vehicle also activates.

Front Seat

Rear Seat

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Fastening a Seat Belt

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Fastening a Seat Belt

After adjusting a front seat to the proper position, and while sitting upright and well 
back in the seat (see illustrations for correct seating posture):

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Seats

 P. 227

1.

Pull the seat belt out slowly.

2.

Insert the latch plate into the buckle, then 
tug on the belt to make sure the buckle is 
secure.

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Make sure that the belt is not twisted or 
caught on anything.

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Fastening a Seat Belt

No one should sit in a seat with an inoperative seat 
belt or one that does not appear to be working 
correctly. Using a seat belt that is not working 
properly may not protect the occupant in a crash. 
Have a dealer check the belt as soon as possible.

If the seat belt appears to be locked in a fully 
retracted position, firmly pull out on the shoulder belt 
once, then push it back in.
Then smoothly pull it out of the retractor and fasten. 
If you are unable to release the seat belt from a fully 
retracted position, do not allow anyone to sit in the 
seat, and take your vehicle to a dealer for repair.

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About Your Seat Belts

 P. 45

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Seat Belt Inspection

 P. 55

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Latch Plate

b

Buckle

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Seat Belts

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Fastening a Seat Belt

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3.

Position the lap part of the belt as low as 
possible across your hips (see illustration), 
then pull up on the shoulder part of the belt 
so the lap part fits snugly. This lets your 
strong pelvic bones take the force of a crash 
and reduces the chance of internal injuries.

4.

If necessary, pull up on the belt again to 
remove any slack, then check that the belt 
rests across the centre of your chest and 
over your shoulder. This spreads the forces 
of a crash over the strongest bones in your 
upper body.

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Fastening a Seat Belt

To release the belt, push the red 

PRESS

 button and 

then guide the belt by hand until it has retracted 
completely.
When exiting the vehicle, be sure the belt is properly 
stowed so that it will not get caught in the closing 
door.

Never insert any foreign objects into the buckle or 
retractor mechanism.

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WARNING

Improperly positioning the seat belts can 
cause serious injury or death in a crash.

Make sure all seat belts are properly 
positioned before driving.

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Seat Belts

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Fastening a Seat Belt

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The front seats have adjustable shoulder anchors to accommodate taller and shorter 
occupants.

1.

Move the anchor up and down while 
pulling the shoulder anchor outward.

2.

Position the anchor so that the belt rests 
across the centre of your chest and over 
your shoulder.

Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor

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Adjusting the Shoulder Anchor

After an adjustment, make sure that the shoulder 
anchor position is secure.

The shoulder anchor height can be adjusted to four 
levels. If the belt contacts your neck, lower the height 
one level at a time.

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Fastening a Seat Belt

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Consider alternative:

If you are pregnant, the best way to protect yourself and your unborn child when 
driving or riding in a vehicle is to always wear a seat belt. When positioning the seat 
belt, wear the shoulder belt section across the chest, avoiding the abdomen, and 
keep the lap belt portion as low as possible across the hips. (See illustration.)

Advice for Pregnant Women

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Advice for Pregnant Women

Each time you have a checkup, ask your doctor if it is 
okay for you to drive.

To reduce the risk of injuries to both you and your 
unborn child that can be caused by an inflating front 
airbag:

When driving, sit upright and adjust the seat as far 
back as possible while allowing full control of the 
vehicle.

When sitting in the front passenger's seat, adjust 
the seat as far back as possible.

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Seat Belts

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Seat Belt Inspection

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Seat Belt Inspection

Regularly check the condition of your seat belts as follows:

Pull each belt out fully, and look for frays, cuts, burns, and wear.

Check that the latch plates and buckles work smoothly and the belts retract 
easily.

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If a belt does not retract easily, cleaning the belt may correct the problem. Only 
use a mild soap and warm water. Do not use bleach or cleaning solvents. Make 
sure the belt is completely dry before allowing it to retract.

Any belt that is not in good condition or working properly will not provide proper 
protection and should be replaced as soon as possible.
A belt that has been worn during a crash may not provide the same level of 
protection in a subsequent crash. Have your seat belts inspected by a dealer after 
any collision.

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Seat Belt Inspection

WARNING: 

No modifications or additions should be 

made by the user which will either prevent the seat 
belt adjusting devices from operating to remove 
slack, or prevent the seat belt assembly from being 
adjusted to remove slack.

WARNING: 

It is essential to replace the entire 

assembly after it has been worn in a severe impact 
even if damage to the assembly is not obvious.

WARNING: 

Care should be taken to avoid 

contamination of the webbing with polishes, oils and 
chemicals, and particularly battery acid. Cleaning 
may safely be carried out using mild soap and water. 
The belt should be replaced if webbing becomes 
frayed, contaminated or damaged.

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WARNING

Not checking or maintaining seat belts can 
result in serious injury or death if the seat 
belts do not work properly when needed.

Check your seat belts regularly and have 
any problem corrected as soon as possible.

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Anchorage Points

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Anchorage Points

When replacing the seat belts, use the 
anchorage points shown in the images.
The front seat has a lap/shoulder belt.

The rear seat has two lap/shoulder belts.

Front Seat

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Airbags

Airbag System Components

The front, front side, and side curtain 
airbags are deployed according to the 
direction and severity of impact. The airbag 
system includes:

Two SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) 
front airbags. The driver's airbag is stored 
in the centre of the steering wheel; the 
front passenger's airbag is stored in the 
dashboard. Both are marked 

SRS 

AIRBAG

.

Two side airbags, one for the driver and 
one for a front passenger. The airbags are 
stored in the outer edges of the seat-
backs. Both are marked 

SIDE AIRBAG

.

Two side curtain airbags, one for each 
side of the vehicle. The airbags are stored 
in the ceiling, above the side windows. 
The front pillars and roof lining are 
marked 

SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG

.

An electronic control unit that, when the 
power mode is in ON, continually 
monitors information about the various 
impact sensors, seat and buckle sensors, 
airbag activators, seat belt tensioners, 
and other vehicle information. During a 
crash event the unit can record such 
information.

Automatic seat belt tensioners for the 
front seats and rear seats. 

Impact sensors that can detect a 
moderate-to-severe front or side impact. 

An indicator on the instrument panel that 
alerts you to a possible problem with your 
airbag system or seat belt tensioners.

An indicator on the roof console that 
alerts you that the front passenger’s front 
airbag has been turned off.

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Airbags

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Airbag System Components

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Airbags can pose serious hazards. To do their job, airbags must inflate with 
tremendous force. So, while airbags help to save lives, they can cause burns, bruises, 
and other minor injuries, sometimes even fatal ones if occupants are not wearing 
their seat belts properly and sitting correctly.

What you should do: 

Always wear your seat belt properly, and sit upright and as 

far back from the steering wheel as possible while allowing full control of the 
vehicle. A front passenger should move their seat as far back from the dashboard as 
possible.

Remember, however, that no safety system can prevent all injuries or deaths that 
can occur in a severe crash, even when seat belts are properly worn and the airbags 
deploy.

Do not place hard or sharp objects between yourself and a front airbag.

 

Carrying hard or sharp objects on your lap, or driving with a pipe or other sharp 
object in your mouth, can result in injuries if your front airbag inflates.

Do not attach or place objects on the front airbag covers.

 Objects on the 

covers marked 

SRS AIRBAG

 could interfere with the proper operation of the airbags 

or be propelled inside the vehicle and hurt someone if the airbags inflate.

Important Facts About Your Airbags

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Important Facts About Your Airbags

Do not attempt to deactivate your airbags. Together, 
airbags and seat belts provide the best protection.

When driving, keep hands and arms out of the 
deployment path of the front airbag by holding each 
side of the steering wheel. Do not cross an arm over 
the airbag cover.

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Types of Airbags

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Types of Airbags

Your vehicle is equipped with three types of airbags:

Front airbags: 

Airbags in front of the driver's and front passenger's seats.

Side airbags: 

Airbags in the driver's and front passenger's seat-backs.

Side curtain airbags: 

Airbags above the side windows.

Each is discussed in the following pages.

Front Airbags (SRS)

The front SRS airbags inflate in a moderate-to-severe frontal collision to help to 
protect the head and chest of the driver and/or front passenger.

SRS

 (Supplemental Restraint System) indicates that the airbags are designed to 

supplement seat belts, not replace them. Seat belts are the occupant's primary 
restraint system.

The front airbags are housed in the centre of the steering wheel for the driver, and 
in the dashboard for the front passenger. Both airbags are marked 

SRS AIRBAG

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Housing Locations

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Types of Airbags

The airbags can inflate whenever the power mode is 
in ON.

After an airbag inflates in a crash, you may see a 
small amount of smoke. This is from the combustion 
process of the inflator material and is not harmful. 
People with respiratory problems may experience 
some temporary discomfort. If this occurs, get out of 
the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Front Airbags (SRS)

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Front airbags are designed to inflate during moderate-to-severe frontal collisions. 
When the vehicle decelerates suddenly, the sensors send information to the control 
unit which signals one or both front airbags to inflate.

A frontal collision can be either head-on or angled between two vehicles, or when a 
vehicle crashes into a stationary object, such as a concrete wall.

While your seat belt restrains your torso, the 
front airbag provides supplemental protection 
for your head and chest.
The front airbags deflate immediately so that 
they won't interfere with the driver's visibility 
or the ability to steer or operate other 
controls.

The total time for inflation and deflation is so fast that most occupants are not 
aware that the airbags deployed until they see them lying in front of them.

Operation

How the Front Airbags Work

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Airbags

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Front Airbags (SRS)

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When front airbags should not deploy

Minor frontal crashes: 

Front airbags were designed to supplement seat belts and 

help to save lives, not to prevent minor scrapes, or even broken bones that might 
occur during a less than moderate-to-severe frontal crash.

Side impacts: 

Front airbags can provide protection when a sudden deceleration 

causes a driver or front passenger to move towards the front of the vehicle. Side 
airbags and side curtain airbags have been specifically designed to help to reduce 
the severity of injuries that can occur during a moderate-to-severe side impact which 
can cause the driver or passenger to move towards the side of the vehicle.

Rear impacts: 

Head restraints and seat belts are your best protection during a rear 

impact. Front airbags cannot provide any significant protection and are not designed 
to deploy in such collisions.

Rollovers: 

Seat belts and side curtain airbags offer the best protection in a rollover. 

Because front airbags could provide little if any protection, they are not designed to 
deploy during a rollover.

When front airbags deploy with little or no visible damage

Because the airbag system senses sudden deceleration, a strong impact to the 
vehicle framework or suspension might cause one or more of the airbags to deploy. 
Examples include running into a curb, the edge of a hole, or other low fixed object 
that causes a sudden deceleration in the vehicle chassis. Since the impact is 
underneath the vehicle, damage may not be readily apparent.

When front airbags may not deploy, even though exterior damage 
appears severe

Since crushable body parts absorb crash energy during an impact, the amount of 
visible damage does not always indicate proper airbag operation. In fact, some 
collisions can result in severe damage but no airbag deployment because the airbags 
would not have been needed or would not have provided protection even if they 
had deployed.

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Airbags

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Front Airbags (SRS)

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If it is unavoidable to install a rear-facing child restraint system in the front passenger 
seat, you must manually deactivate the passenger front airbag system, using the 
built-in key.

Passenger front airbag ON/OFF switch

When the passenger front airbag 

ON/OFF

 

switch is in:

OFF:

 The passenger front airbag is 

deactivated. The passenger front airbag does 
not inflate during a frontal crash that inflates 
driver’s front airbag.
The passenger front airbag off indicator stays 
on as a reminder.

ON:

 The passenger front airbag is activated. 

The passenger front airbag on indicator comes 
on and remains on for about 65 seconds.

Passenger Front Airbag Off System

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Passenger Front Airbag Off System

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WARNING

The passenger front airbag system must be 
turned off, if it is not avoidable to put a 
rear-facing child restraint system in the 
front passenger seat.

If the front passenger airbag inflates, it can 
hit the rear-facing child restraint system 
with enough force to kill or cause a very 
serious injury to the infant.

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WARNING

Make sure to turn on the passenger front 
airbag system when a rear-facing child 
restraint system is not used on the front 
passenger seat.

Leaving the passenger front airbag system 
deactivated can result in serious injury or 
death in a crash.

a

Passenger Front Airbag 

ON/

OFF

 Indicator

b

ON/OFF

 Switch

c

System Warning Label

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To deactivate the passenger front airbag system

1.

Set the parking brake, and set the power 
mode to VEHICLE OFF. 

2.

Open the front passenger’s door. 

3.

Insert the built-in key to the passenger front 
airbag 

ON/OFF

 switch.

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The switch is located at the side panel of 
the front passenger side instrument panel.

4.

Turn the built-in key to 

OFF

, and remove it 

from the switch. 

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Passenger Front Airbag 

ON/

OFF

 Switch

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Passenger front airbag off indicator 

When the passenger front airbag system is activated, the indicator goes off after a 
few seconds when you set the power mode is in ON.

When the passenger front airbag system is deactivated, the indicator stays on, or 
goes off momentarily and comes back on. 

Passenger front airbag off system label

The label is located at the side panel of the front passenger side instrument panel.

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To deactivate the passenger front airbag system

NOTICE

Use your vehicle’s built-in key to turn the passenger 
front airbag 

ON/OFF

 switch. If you use a different 

key, the switch can be damaged, or the passenger 
front airbag system may not work properly.

Do not close the door or apply an excessive load on 
the built-in key while the key is in the passenger 
front airbag 

ON/OFF

 switch. The switch or the key 

can be damaged.

We strongly recommend that you do not install a 
rear-facing child restraint system in the front 
passenger seat.

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Protecting Infants

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It is your responsibility to change the setting of the 
passenger front airbag system to 

OFF

 when you put 

a rear-facing child restraint system on the front 
passenger seat.

When a rear-facing child restraint system is not in use 
in the front passenger seat, turn the system back on. 

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Infant in a rear-facing child restraint system: May ride in front if it is unavoidable

b

Cannot be seated in front

c

Passenger front airbag is: Active

d

Inactive

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Side Airbags

The side airbags help to protect the torso and pelvis of the driver or a front 
passenger during a moderate-to-severe side impact.

The side airbags are housed in the outside edge 
of the driver's and passenger's seat-backs.

Both are marked 

SIDE AIRBAG

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Housing Locations

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Side Airbags

Do not attach accessories on or near the side airbags. 
They can interfere with the proper operation of the 
airbags, or hurt someone if an airbag inflates.

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Side Airbag Location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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