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3. Seats & Safety System
This chapter provides you with important information about how to protect yourself and your
passengers. It explains how to properly use your seats and seat belts, and how your air bags work.
Additionally, this chapter explains how to properly restrain infants and children in your vehicle.
Important Safety Precautions
3-2
Always Wear Your Seat Belt
3-2
Restrain All Children
3-2
Air Bag Hazards
3-2
Driver Distraction
3-2
Control Your Speed
3-2
Keep Your Vehicle in Safe Condition
3-2
Seats
3-3
Safety Precautions
3-4
Front Seats
3-5
3
Rear seats
3-7
Head Restraints
3-9
Seat Warmers
3-11
Seat Belts
3-13
Seat Belt Safety Precautions
3-13
Seat Belt Warning Light
3-14
Seat Belt Restraint System
3-14
Additional Seat Belt Safety Precautions
3-19
Care of Seat Belts
3-21
Child Restraint System (CRS)
3-22
Children Always in the Rear
3-22
Selecting a Child Restraint System (CRS)
3-23
Installing a Child Restraint System (CRS)
3-24
Air Bag - Advanced Supplemental Restraint System
3-31
Where Are the Air Bags?
3-33
How Does the Air Bag System Operate?
3-36
What to Expect After an Air Bag Inflates
3-40
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
3-41
Why Didn’t My Air Bag Go Off in a Collision?
3-47
SRS Care
3-52
Additional Safety Precautions
3-53
Air Bag Warning Labels
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IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
You will find many safety precautions
Drivers can become distracted when
and recommendations throughout this
they take their eyes and attention off
section, and throughout this manual.
the road or their hands off the wheel to
The safety precautions in this section are
focus on activities other than driving. To
among the most important.
reduce your risk of distraction or getting
into an accident:
Always Wear Your Seat Belt
• ALWAYS set up your mobile devices
A seat belt is your best protection in all
(for example, MP3 players, phones,
types of accidents. Air bags are designed
navigation units, etc.) when your
to supplement seat belts, not replace
vehicle is parked or safely stopped.
them. So even though your vehicle is
• ONLY use your mobile device when
equipped with air bags, ALWAYS make
allowed by laws and when conditions
sure you and your passengers wear your
permit safe use. NEVER text or email
seat belts, and wear them properly.
while driving. Most states have laws
prohibiting drivers from texting. Some
Restrain All Children
states and cities also prohibit drivers
from using handheld phones.
All children under age 13 should ride
in your vehicle properly restrained in a
• NEVER let the use of a mobile device
rear seat, not the front seat. Infants and
distract you from driving. You have a
small children should be restrained in
responsibility to your passengers and
an appropriate child restraint. Larger
others on the road to always drive
children should use a booster seat with
safely, with your hands on the wheel
the lap/shoulder belt until they can use
as well as your eyes and attention on
the seat belt properly without a booster
the road.
seat.
Control Your Speed
Air Bag Hazards
Excessive speed is a major factor in crash
While air bags can save lives, they can
injuries and deaths. Generally, the higher
also cause serious or fatal injuries to
the speed, the greater the risk, but
occupants who sit too close to them, or
serious injuries can also occur at lower
who are not properly restrained. Infants,
speeds. Never drive faster than is safe
young children, and shorter adults are at
for current conditions, regardless of the
the greatest risk of being injured by an
maximum speed posted.
inflating air bag. Follow all instructions
and warnings in this manual.
Keep Your Vehicle in Safe
Condition
Driver Distraction
Having a tire blowout or a mechanical
Driver distraction presents a serious and
failure can be extremely hazardous. To
potentially deadly danger, especially for
reduce the possibility of such problems,
inexperienced drivers. Safety should be
check your tire pressures and condition
the first concern when behind the wheel,
frequently, and perform all regularly
and drivers need to be aware of the wide
scheduled maintenance.
array of potential distractions, such as
drowsiness, reaching for objects, eating,
personal grooming, other passengers,
and using cellular phones.
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SEATS
The actual feature in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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Driver’s seat
Front passenger’s seat
(1) Forward and rearward
(1) Forward and rearward
(2) Seatback angle
(2) Seatback angle
(3) Seat height
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Safety Precautions
NEVER place anything or anyone
between the steering wheel and the
Adjusting the seats so that you are sitting
air bag.
in a safe, comfortable position plays an
important role in driver and passenger
Do not allow the front passenger to
safety together with the seat belts and
place feet or legs on the dashboard
air bags in an accident.
to minimize the risk of leg injuries.
Seat belts
WARNING
Always fasten your seat belt before
Do not use a cushion that reduces
starting any trip.
friction between the seat and the
At all times, passengers should sit
passenger. The passenger’s hips may
upright and be properly restrained.
slide under the lap portion of the seat
Infants and small children must be
belt during an accident or a sudden
restrained in appropriate child restraint
stop. Serious or fatal internal injuries
systems. Adults and children who
could result because the seat belt
have outgrown a booster seat must be
cannot operate properly.
restrained using the seat belts.
Air bags
WARNING
You can take steps to reduce the risk
of being injured by an inflating air bag.
Take the following precautions when
Sitting too close to an air bag greatly
adjusting your seat belt:
increases the risk of injury in the event
NEVER use one seat belt for more
the air bag inflates.
than one occupant.
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Always position the seatback upright
Administration (NHTSA) recommends
with the lap portion of the seat belt
that drivers allow at least 10 inches (25
snug and low across the hips.
cm) between the center of the steering
NEVER allow children or small infants
wheel and their chest.
to ride on a passenger’s lap.
Do not route the seat belt across your
WARNING
neck, across sharp edges, or reroute
To reduce the risk of serious injury or
the shoulder strap away from your
death from an inflating air bag, take the
body.
following precautions:
Do not allow the seat belt to become
Adjust the driver’s seat as far to the
caught or jammed.
rear as possible while maintaining
the ability to maintain full control of
the vehicle.
Adjust the front passenger seat as far
to the rear as possible.
Hold the steering wheel by the rim
with hands at the 9 o’clock and 3
o’clock positions to minimize the risk
of injuries to your hands and arms.
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Front Seats
Manual adjustment
The front seat can be adjusted by using
the levers located on the outside of
WARNING
the seat cushion. Before driving, adjust
Take the following precautions when
the seat to the proper position so that
adjusting your seat:
you can easily control the steering
wheel, foot pedals and controls on the
NEVER attempt to adjust the seat
while the vehicle is moving. The seat
instrument panel.
could respond with unexpected
movement and may cause loss
of vehicle control resulting in an
accident.
Do not place anything under the
front seats. Loose objects in the
driver’s foot area could interfere
with the operation of the foot pedals,
causing an accident.
Do not allow anything to interfere
with the normal position and proper
locking of the seatback.
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Do not place a cigarette lighter on
Forward and rearward adjustment
the floor or seat. When you operate
To move the seat forward or rearward:
the seat, gas may exit out of the
lighter causing a fire.
1.
Pull up the seat slide adjustment lever
and hold it.
Use extreme caution when picking
up small objects trapped under the
2.
Slide the seat to the position you
seats or between the seat and the
desire.
center console. Your hands might be
3.
Release the lever and make sure the
cut or injured by the sharp edges of
seat is locked in place. Move forward
the seat mechanism.
and rearward without using the lever.
If there are occupants in the rear
If the seat moves, it is not locked
seats, be careful while adjusting the
properly.
front seat position.
Make sure that the seat is locked in
place after the adjustment. If not,
the seat might move unexpectedly
resulting in an accident.
CAUTION
To prevent injury:
Do not adjust your seat while
wearing your seat belt. Moving the
seat cushion forward may cause
strong pressure on your abdomen.
Do not allow your hands or fingers to
get caught in the seat mechanisms
while the seat is moving.
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Seat belts must be snug against your
hips and chest to work properly. When
the seatback is reclined, the shoulder
belt cannot do its job because it will not
be snug against your chest. Instead,
it will be in front of you. During an
accident, you could be thrown into the
seat belt, causing neck or other injuries.
The more the seatback is reclined,
the greater chance the passenger’s
hips will slide under the lap belt or the
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passenger’s neck will strike the shoulder
Seatback angle
belt.
To recline the seatback:
1. Lean forward slightly and lift up the
seatback lever.
2. Carefully lean back on the seat and
adjust the seatback to the position
you desire.
3. Release the lever and make sure the
seatback is locked in place. (The lever
MUST return to its original position for
the seatback to lock.)
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Reclining seatback
Seat cushion height (for driver’s seat, if
Sitting in a reclined position when the
equipped)
vehicle is in motion can be dangerous.
Even when buckled up, the protection of
To change the height of the seat cushion:
your restraint system (seat belts and air
• Push down on the lever several times,
bags) is greatly reduced by reclining your
to lower the seat cushion.
seatback.
• Pull up on the lever several times, to
raise the seat cushion.
WARNING
NEVER ride with a reclined seatback
when the vehicle is moving.
Riding with a reclined seatback
increases your chance of serious or fatal
injuries in the event of a collision or
sudden stop.
Drivers and passengers should ALWAYS
sit well back in their seats, properly
belted, and with the seatbacks upright.
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Rear seats
- When returning the rear seatback
from a folded to an upright
position, hold the seatback and
WARNING
return it slowly. Ensure that the
seatback is completely locked into
Take the following precautions:
its upright position by pushing
Adjusting the seats
on the top of the seatback. In
- NEVER attempt to adjust the seat
an accident or sudden stop, the
while the vehicle is moving. The
unlocked seatback could allow
seat may suddenly move and may
cargo to move forward with great
injure the passenger.
force and enter the passenger
compartment, which could result
- Make sure that the seat is locked in
place after the adjustment. If not,
in serious injury or death.
the seat might move unexpectedly
Loading cargo
resulting in an accident.
- Make sure the engine is off, the
Folding the seats
gear is in R (Reverse) or 1st gear
(for manual transmission vehicle)
- Do not fold the seatback when
the seat is occupied (for example,
or in P (Park, for dual clutch
transmission vehicle), and the
passenger, pets or luggage). It
may injure the passenger or pet, or
parking brake is securely applied
whenever loading or unloading
damage the luggage.
cargo. Failure to take these steps
- Never allow passengers to sit on
may allow the vehicle to move
top of the folded down seatback
if the shift lever is inadvertently
while the vehicle is moving. This is
moved to another position.
not a proper seating position and
no seat belts are available for use.
- When cargo is loaded through
the rear passenger seats, ensure
This could result in serious injury
or death in case of an accident or
the cargo is properly secured
to prevent it from moving while
sudden stop.
driving.
- Objects carried on the folded
down seatback should not extend
Do not place objects in the rear
higher than the top of the front
seats, since they cannot be properly
seatbacks. This could allow cargo
secured and may hit vehicle
to slide forward and cause injury or
occupants in a collision causing
damage during sudden stops.
serious injury or death.
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Folding the rear seat (if equipped)
CAUTION
The rear seatbacks can be folded to
Do not allow your hands or fingers to
facilitate carrying long items or to
get caught in the seat mechanisms
increase the luggage capacity of the
while adjusting the seats.
vehicle.
NOTICE
To prevent damage to the vehicle:
Rear seat belts
Before folding the seatback, insert
the seat belt buckle in the holder
between the seatback and cushion.
And insert the seat belt webbing in
the guide to prevent the seat belt
from being damaged.
Cargo
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Be careful when loading cargo
To fold down the rear seatback:
through the rear passenger seats
1. Set the front seatback to the upright
to prevent damage to the vehicle
position and if necessary, slide the
interior.
front seat forward.
2. Lower the rear head restraint to the
lowest position.
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3. Route the seat belt webbing through
the rear seat belt guides to prevent
the belts from being trapped behind
or under the seats.
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Head Restraints
The vehicle’s rear seats have adjustable
head restraints. The headrests provide
comfort for passengers, but more
importantly they are designed to help
protect passengers from whiplash and
other neck and spinal injuries during
an accident, especially in a rear impact
collision.
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WARNING
4. Pull on the seatback folding lever (1)
To help reduce the risk of serious
located in the trunk.
injury or death in an accident, take the
following precautions when adjusting
your head restraints:
Always properly adjust the head
restraints for all passengers BEFORE
starting the vehicle.
NEVER let anyone ride in a seat
with the head restraint removed or
reversed.
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5. Fold the seatback toward the front of
the vehicle.
6. To use the rear seat, lift and pull the
seatback rearward. Pull the seatback
firmly until it clicks into place. Make
sure the seatback is locked in place.
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Adjust the head restraints so the
middle of the head restraints is at the
same height as the height of the top
of the eyes.
Adjust the head restraint as close to
the passenger’s head as possible. Do
not use a seat cushion that holds the
body away from the seatback.
Make sure the head restraint locks
into position after adjusting it.
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NOTICE
Rear seat head restraints
To prevent damage, NEVER hit or pull
on the head restraints.
CAUTION
When there is no occupant in the rear
seats, adjust the height of the head
restraint to the lowest position. The
rear seat head restraint can reduce the
visibility of the rear area.
Front seat headrests
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The rear seats are equipped with
headrests in all the seating positions for
NOTICE
the passenger’s safety and comfort.
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If you recline the seatback towards the
front with the head restraint and seat
Adjusting the height up and down
cushion raised, the head restraint may
To raise the headrest:
come in contact with the sunvisor or
1. Pull it up to the desired position (1).
other parts of the vehicle.
To raise the headrest:
1. Push and hold the release button (2)
on the headrest support.
2. Lower the headrest to the desired
position (3).
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Seat Warmers
WARNING
Front seat warmers
NEVER place anything on the seat
Seat warmers are provided to warm the
that insulates against heat when the
seats during cold weather.
seat warmer is in operation, such as a
blanket or seat cushion. This may cause
the seat warmer to overheat, causing a
WARNING
burn or damage to the seat.
The seat warmers can cause a SERIOUS
BURN, even at low temperatures and
especially if used for long periods of
NOTICE
time.
Passengers must be able to feel if the
To prevent damage to the seat warmers
seat is becoming too warm so they can
and seats:
turn it off, if needed.
• Never use a solvent such as paint
People who cannot detect temperature
thinner, benzene, alcohol or gasoline
change or pain to the skin should
to clean the seats.
use extreme caution, especially the
• Do not place heavy or sharp objects
following types of passengers:
on seats equipped with seat warmers.
Infants, children, elderly or disabled
• Do not change the seat cover. It
persons, or hospital outpatients.
may damage the seat warmer or air
People with sensitive skin or who
ventilation system.
burn easily.
Fatigued individuals.
Intoxicated individuals.
People taking medication that can
cause drowsiness or sleepiness.
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• Automatic temperature control
The seat warmer starts to
automatically control the seat
temperature in order to prevent
low-temperature burns after being
manually turned ON.
- Front seat
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While the engine is running, push either
0,1
of the switches to warm the driver’s seat
You may manually press the switch to
or front passenger’s seat.
increase seat temperature. However, it
During mild weather or under conditions
soon returns the automatic mode again.
where the operation of the seat warmer
When pressing the switch for more
is not needed, keep the switches in the
than 1.5 seconds with the seat warmer
OFF position.
operating, the seat warmer will turn
Manual temperature control
OFF.
Each time you push the switch, the
The seat warmer defaults to the
temperature setting of the seat is
OFF position whenever the Engine
changed as follows:
Start/ Stop button is pressed to the
ON position. However, if the Auto
- Front seat
Comfort Control function is ON, the
OFF
HIGH (
)
driver’s seat warmer will turn on
and off depending on the ambient
LOW (
)
MIDDLE (
)
temperature.
Auto Comfort Control (for driver’s
seat, if equipped)
The seat warmer automatically
controls the seat temperature
depending on the ambient
temperature when the engine is
running. If the seat warmer switch
is pushed, the seat warmer will have
to be controlled manually.To use this
function, it must be activated from
the Settings menu in the AVN system
screen. For more details, refer to the
separately supplied Car Infotainment
System manual.
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SEAT BELTS
This section describes how to use the
Do not latch the seat belt into the
seat belts properly. It also describes
buckles of other seats.
some of the things to avoid when using
NEVER unfasten the seat belt
seat belts.
while driving. This may cause loss
of vehicle control resulting in an
Seat Belt Safety Precautions
accident.
Always fasten your seat belt and make
Make sure there is nothing in the
sure all passengers have fastened their
buckle interfering with the seat belt
seat belts before starting any trip. Air
latch mechanism. This may prevent
bags are designed to supplement the
the seat belt from fastening securely.
seat belt as an additional safety device,
No modifications or additions
but they are not a substitute. Most states
should be made by the user which
require all occupants of a vehicle to wear
will either prevent the seat belt
seat belts.
adjusting devices from operating to
remove slack, or prevent the seat
belt assembly from being adjusted to
WARNING
remove slack.
Seat belts must be used by ALL
passengers whenever the vehicle is
moving. Take the following precautions
WARNING
when adjusting and wearing seat belts:
Damaged seat belts and seat belt
ALWAYS properly restrain children
assemblies will not operate properly.
under age 13 in the rear seats.
Always replace:
NEVER allow children to ride in the
Frayed, contaminated, or damaged
front passenger seat. If a child age 13
webbing
or older must be seated in the front
Damaged hardware
seat, move the seat as far back as
The entire seat belt assembly after it
possible and properly restrain them
in the seat.
has been worn in an accident, even
if damage to webbing or assembly is
NEVER allow an infant or child to be
not apparent
carried on an occupant’s lap.
NEVER ride with the seatback
reclined when the vehicle is moving.
Do not allow children to share a seat
or seat belt.
Do not wear the shoulder belt under
your arm or behind your back.
Always wear both the shoulder
portion and lap portion of the lap/
shoulder belt.
Do not use the seat belt if it is
twisted. A twisted seat belt will not
protect you properly in an accident.
Do not use a seat belt if the webbing
or hardware is damaged.
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Seat Belt Warning Light
Seat Belt Restraint System
Seat belt warning
Instrument cluster
WARNING
(Driver and front passenger’s seat)
Improperly positioned seat belts may
increase the risk of serious injury
in an accident. Take the following
precautions when adjusting the seat
belt:
Position the lap portion of the seat
belt as low as possible across your
hips, not on your waist, so that it fits
snugly.
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Position one arm under the shoulder
Driver’s and Passenger’s front seat belt
belt and the other over the belt, as
shown in the illustration.
warning
As a reminder, the seat belt warning
Always position the shoulder belt
anchor into the locked position at the
light will illuminate for approximately 6
seconds each time you set the ENGINE
appropriate height.
START/STOP button ON regardless of
NEVER position the shoulder belt
belt fastening. If the seatbelt is not
across your neck or face.
fastened, the warning chime will sound
for about 6 seconds.
If you start to drive without the seat
belt fastened over approximately 5 mph
(9 km/h) and less than approximately
12 mph (20 km/h), the corresponding
warning light will illuminate. The warning
light will turn off when the vehicle speed
drops below approximately 5 mph (9
km/h).
If you start to drive without the seat belt
fastened or you unfasten the seat belt
when you drive approximately 12 mph
(20 km/h) and faster, the warning light
will blink and warning chime will sound
for approximately 100 seconds.
When the seat belt is unfastened
during driving, the warning light will
illuminate when the speed is over
approximately 5 mph (9 km/h) and less
than approximately 12 mph (20 km/h).
When the speed is approximately 12 mph
(20 km/h) and faster, the warning light
will blink and warning chime will sound
for approximately 100 seconds.
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Seat Belt-Driver’s 3-point system
NOTICE
with emergency locking retractor
If you are not able to smoothly pull
enough of the seat belt out from the
retractor, firmly pull the seat belt out
and release it. After release, you will be
able to pull the belt out smoothly.
Height adjustment
You can adjust the height of the shoulder
belt anchor to one of the three different
positions for maximum comfort and
safety. The shoulder portion should be
adjusted so it lies across your chest and
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midway over your shoulder nearest the
To fasten your seat belt:
door, not over your neck. To adjust the
Pull the seat belt out of the retractor and
height of the seat belt anchor, lower
insert the metal tab (1) into the buckle
or raise the height adjuster into an
(2). There will be an audible “click” when
appropriate position.
the tab locks into the buckle.
Front seat
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To raise the height adjuster, pull it up
You should place the lap belt (1) portion
(1). To lower it, push it down (3) while
across your hips and the shoulder belt (2)
pressing the height adjuster button (2).
portion across your chest.
Release the button to lock the anchor
into position. Try sliding the height
The seat belt automatically adjusts to the
adjuster to make sure that it has locked
proper length after the lap belt portion
into position.
is adjusted manually so that it fits snugly
around your hips. If you lean forward in
a slow, easy motion, the belt will extend
and move with you.
If there is a sudden stop or impact, the
belt will lock into position. It will also lock
if you try to lean forward too quickly.
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To fasten your seat belt:
Pull the seat belt out of the retractor
and insert the metal tab into the buckle.
There will be an audible “click” when
the tab locks into the buckle. When
not securing a child restraint, the seat
belt operates in the same way as the
driver’s seat belt (Emergency Locking
Retractor Type). It automatically adjusts
to the proper length only after the lap
belt portion of the seat belt is adjusted
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manually so that it fits snugly across your
To release your seat belt:
hips.
Press the release button (1) in the locking
When the seat belt is fully extended from
buckle.
the retractor to allow the installation of
a child restraint system, the seat belt
When it is released, the belt should
operation changes to allow the belt to
automatically draw back into the
retract, but not to extend (Automatic
retractor. If this does not happen, check
Locking Retractor Type). Refer to the
the belt to be sure it is not twisted, then
“Using a Child Restraint System” section
try again.
in this chapter.
Rear Seat Belt - Passenger’s 3-point
system with convertible locking
NOTICE
retractor
Although the seat belt retractor
This type of seat belt combines the
provides the same level of protection
features of both an emergency locking
for seated passengers in either
retractor seat belt and an automatic
emergency or automatic locking
locking retractor seat belt. Convertible
modes, the emergency locking mode
retractor type seat belts are installed
allows seated passengers to move
in the rear seat positions to help
freely in their seat while keeping
accommodate the installation of child
some tension on the belt. During a
restraint systems. Although a convertible
collision or sudden stop, the retractor
retractor is also installed in the front
automatically locks the belt to help
passenger seat position, NEVER place
restrain your body.
any infant/child restraint system in the
To deactivate the automatic locking
front seat of the vehicle.
mode, unbuckle the seat belt and allow
the belt to fully retract.
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Rear center seat belt
Pre-tensioner seat belt
(Driver and front passenger)
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When using the rear center seat belt, the
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buckle with the “CENTER” mark must be
Your vehicle is equipped with driver’s
used.
and front passenger’s Pre-tensioner
Seat Belts (Retractor Pre-tensioner). The
purpose of the pre-tensioner is to make
WARNING
sure the seat belts fit tightly against the
Make sure that the seatback is locked in
occupant’s body in certain frontal or side
place when using the rear center seat
collision(s).
belt.
When the vehicle stops suddenly, or
If not, the seatback may move when
if the occupant tries to lean forward
there is a sudden stop or collision,
too quickly, the seat belt retractor will
which could result in serious injury.
lock into position. In certain frontal or
side collision(s), the pre-tensioner will
activate and pull the seat belt into tighter
contact against the occupant’s body.
If the system senses excessive tension
on the driver or passenger’s seat belt
when the pre-tensioner system activates,
the load limiter inside the retractor
pre-tensioner will release some of the
pressure on the affected seat belt.
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WARNING
Always wear your seat belt and sit
properly in your seat.
Do not use the seat belt if it is loose
or twisted. A loose or twisted seat
belt will not protect you properly in
an accident.
Do not place anything near the
buckle. This may adversely affect
the buckle and cause it to function
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improperly.
The Pre-Tensioner Seat Belt System
Always replace your pre-tensioners
consists mainly of the following
after activation or an accident.
components. Their locations are shown
NEVER inspect, service, repair or
in the illustration above:
replace the pre-tensioners yourself.
1. SRS air bag warning light
This must be done by an authorized
HYUNDAI dealer.
2. Retractor pre-tensioner (front)
Do not hit the seat belt assemblies.
3. SRS control module
NOTICE
WARNING
The sensor that activates the SRS air
Do not touch the pre-tensioner seat
bag is connected with the pre-tensioner
belt assemblies for several minutes
seat belts. The SRS air bag warning light
after they have been activated. When
on the instrument panel will illuminate
the pre-tensioner seat belt mechanism
for approximately 6 seconds after the
deploys during a collision, the pre-
Engine Start/ Stop button is in the ON
tensioners become hot and can burn
position, and then it should turn off.
you.
If the pre-tensioner is not working
properly, the warning light will
illuminate even if the SRS air bag is not
malfunctioning. If the warning light
does not illuminate, stays illuminated
or illuminates when the vehicle is being
driven, have an authorized HYUNDAI
dealer inspect the pre-tensioner seat
belts and SRS air bags as soon as
possible.
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NOTICE
Additional Seat Belt Safety
Both the driver’s and front
Precautions
passenger’s pre-tensioner seat belts
Seat belt use during pregnancy
may be activated in certain frontal or
The seat belt should always be used
side collisions or rollovers.
during pregnancy. The best way to
When the pre-tensioner seat belts
protect your unborn child is to protect
are activated, a loud noise may be
yourself by always wearing the seat belt.
heard and fine dust, which may
Pregnant women should always wear
appear to be smoke, may be visible in
a lap-shoulder seat belt. Place the
the passenger compartment. These
shoulder belt across your chest, routed
are normal operating conditions and
between your breasts and away from
are not hazardous.
your neck. Place the lap belt line so
Although it is non-toxic, the fine
that it fits snugly and as low as possible
dust may cause skin irritation and
across the hips, not across the abdomen.
should not be inhaled for prolonged
periods. Wash all exposed skin areas
thoroughly after an accident in
WARNING
which the pre-tensioner seat belts
A pregnant woman or a patient is
were activated.
more vulnerable to any imapcts on
the abdomen during an abrupt stop
or accident. If you are in an accident
WARNING
while pregnant, consult your doctor.
Fasten your seat belt while sitting
To reduce the risk of serious injury or
properly in an upright position to
death to an unborn child during an
maximize the effectiveness of the
accident, pregnant women should
pre-tensioner seat belt system.
NEVER place the lap portion of the
A pre-tensioner seat belt system
seat belt above or over the area of
is designed to activate only once.
the abdomen where the unborn child
Replace the pre-tensioner seat belt
is located.
system, if it was activated in an
accident.
Seat belt use and children
Infant and small children
All 50 states have child restraint laws
which require children to travel in
approved child restraint devices,
including booster seats. The age at
which seat belts can be used instead
of child restraints differs among states,
so you should be aware of the specific
requirements in your state, and where
you are travelling. Infant and child
restraints must be properly placed
and installed in a rear seat. For more
information refer to the “Child Restraint
Systems” section in this chapter.
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Larger children
WARNING
Children under age 13 and who are too
ALWAYS properly restrain infants
large for a booster seat must always
and small children in a child restraint
occupy the rear seat and use the
appropriate for the child’s height and
available lap/shoulder belts. A seat belt
weight.
should lie across the upper thighs and
To reduce the risk of serious injury or
be snug across the shoulder and chest
death to a child and other passengers,
to restrain the child safely. Check belt fit
NEVER hold a child in your lap or arms
periodically. Children are afforded the
when the vehicle is moving. The violent
most safety in the event of an accident
forces created during an accident will
when they are restrained by a proper
tear the child from your arms and throw
restraint system and/or seat belts in the
the child against the interior of the
rear seat. Always have the LATCH system
vehicle.
inspected by your authorized HYUNDAI
dealer after an accident. An accident can
Small children are best protected
damage the LATCH system and may not
from injury in an accident when
properly secure the child restraint.
properly restrained in the rear seat
If a larger child over age 13 must be
by a child restraint system that meets
seated in the front seat, the child must
the requirements of the Federal Motor
be securely restrained by the available
Vehicle Safety Standards. Before buying
lap/shoulder belt and the seat should be
any child restraint system, make sure
placed in the rearmost position.
that it has a label certifying that it meets
If the shoulder belt portion slightly
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
touches the child’s neck or face, try
FMVSS 213. The restraint must be
placing the child closer to the center
appropriate for your child’s height and
of the vehicle. If the shoulder belt still
weight. Check the label on the child
touches their face or neck, they need to
restraint for this information. Refer to the
be returned to an appropriate booster
“Child Restraint Systems” section in this
seat in the rear seat.
chapter.
WARNING
Always make sure children are
wearing their seat belts and that they
are properly adjusted before driving.
NEVER allow the shoulder belt to
contact the child’s neck or face.
Do not allow more than one child to
use a single seat belt.
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Transporting an injured person
Care of Seat Belts
A seat belt should be used when an
Seat belt systems should never be
injured person is being transported.
disassembled or modified. In addition,
Consult a physician for specific
care should be taken to assure that seat
recommendations.
belts and belt hardware are not damaged
by seat hinges, doors or other abuse.
One person per belt
Two people (including children) should
Periodic inspection
never attempt to use a single seat belt.
All seat belts should be inspected
This could increase the severity of
periodically for wear or damage of
injuries in case of an accident.
any kind. Any damaged parts should
be replaced as soon as possible by an
Do not lie down
authorized HYUNDAI dealer.
Sitting in a reclined position when the
vehicle is in motion can be dangerous.
Keep belts clean and dry
Even when buckled up, the protections
Seat belts should be kept clean and
of your restraint system (seat belts and
dry. If belts become dirty, they can be
air bags) is greatly reduced by reclining
cleaned by using a mild soap solution
your seatback.
and warm water. Bleach, dye, strong
To reduce the chance of injuries in the
detergents or abrasives should not be
event of an accident and to achieve the
used because they may damage and
maximum effectiveness of the restraint
weaken the fabric.
system, all passengers should be sitting
up and the front and rear seats should
When to replace seat belts
be in an upright position when the car is
The entire seat belt assembly or
moving.
assemblies should be replaced if the
A seat belt cannot provide proper
vehicle has been involved in an accident.
protection if the person is lying down in
This should be done even if no damage is
the rear seat or if the front or rear seats
visible. Additional questions concerning
are in a reclined position.
seat belt operation should be directed to
an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.
WARNING
NEVER ride with a reclined seatback
when the vehicle is moving.
Riding with a reclined seatback
increases your chance of serious
or fatal injuries in the event of a
collision or sudden stop.
Drivers and passengers should
always sit well back in their seats,
properly belted, and with the
seatbacks upright.
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CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM (CRS)
Children Always in the Rear
Child restraint system (CRS)
Infants and younger children must be
restrained in an appropriate rear-facing
WARNING
or forward-facing CRS that has first
Always properly restrain children in the
been properly secured to the rear seat
rear seats of the vehicle.
of the vehicle. Read and comply with
the instructions for installation and use
Children of all ages are safer when
restrained in the rear seat. A child riding
provided by the manufacturer of the
child restraint.
in the front passenger seat can be
forcefully struck by an inflating air bag
resulting in SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH.
WARNING
An improperly secured child restraint
Children under age 13 must always
can increase the risk of SERIOUS
ride in the rear seats and must always
INJURY or DEATH in an accident. Always
be properly restrained to minimize the
take the following precautions when
risk of injury in an accident, sudden
using a child restraint system:
stop or sudden maneuver. According
to accident statistics, children are safer
NEVER install a child or infant
when properly restrained in the rear
restraint in the front passenger’s
seats than in the front seat. Even with
seat.
air bags, children can be seriously
Always properly secure the child
injured or killed. Children too large for
restraint to a rear seat of the vehicle.
a child restraint must use the seat belts
Always follow the child restraint
provided.
system manufacturer’s instructions
All 50 states have child restraint laws
for installation and use.
which require children to travel in
Always properly restrain your child in
approved child restraint devices. The
the child restraint.
laws governing the age or height/weight
restrictions at which seat belts can be
If the vehicle head restraint prevents
used instead of child restraints differs
proper installation of a child seat
among states, so you should be aware of
(as described in the child restraint
the specific requirements in your state,
system manual), the head restraint of
and where you are travelling.
the respective seating position shall
be readjusted or entirely removed.
Child restraint systems must be properly
placed and installed in the rear seat.
Do not use an infant carrier or a
You must use a commercially available
child safety seat that “hooks” over
child restraint system that meets the
a seatback, it may not provide
requirements of the Federal Motor
adequate protection in an accident.
Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS 213).
After an accident, have a HYUNDAI
Child restraint systems are generally
dealer check the child restraint
designed to be secured in a vehicle seat
system, seat belts, tether anchors
by lap belt portion of a lap/shoulder belt,
and lower anchors.
or by a LATCH system in the rear seats of
the vehicle.
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Selecting a Child Restraint
System (CRS)
When selecting a CRS for your child,
always:
• Make sure the CRS has a label
certifying that it meets applicable
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards (FMVSS 213).
• Select a child restraint based on
your child’s height and weight. The
required label or the instructions for
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use typically provide this information.
A rear-facing child seat provides restraint
• Select a child restraint that fits the
with the seating surface against the back
vehicle seating position where it will
of the child. The harness system holds
be used.
the child in place, and in an accident,
acts to keep the child positioned in the
• Read and comply with the warnings
seat and reduce the stress to the neck
and instructions for installation and
and spinal cord.
use provided with the child restraint
system.
All children under age one must always
ride in a rear-facing infant child restraint.
Child restraint system types
Convertible and 3-in-1 child seats
There are three main types of child
typically have higher height and weight
restraint systems: rear-facing seats,
limits for the rear-facing position,
forward-facing seats, and booster seats.
allowing you to keep your child rear-
They are classified according to the
facing for a longer period of time.
child’s age, height and weight.
Continue to use a rear-facing child seat
for as long as your child will fit within the
Rear-facing child seats
height and weight limits allowed by the
child seat manufacturer. It’s the best way
WARNING
to keep them safe. Once your child has
outgrown the rear-facing child restraint,
NEVER install a child or infant restraint
your child is ready for a forward-facing
in the front passenger’s seat.
child restraint with a harness.
Placing a rear-facing child restraint in
the front seat can result in SERIOUS
INJURY or DEATH if the child restraint is
struck by an inflating air bag.
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Installing a Child Restraint
System (CRS)
WARNING
Before installing your child restraint
system always:
Read and follow the instructions
provided by the manufacturer of the
child restraint.
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Read and follow the instructions
regarding child restraint systems in
Forward-facing child restraints
this manual.
A forward-facing child seat provides
Failure to follow all warnings and
restraint for the child’s body with a
instructions could increase the risk of
harness. Keep children in a forward-
the SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH if an
facing child seat with a harness until
accident occurs.
they reach the top height or weight
limit allowed by your child restraint’s
manufacturer.
WARNING
Once your child outgrows the forward-
If the vehicle head restraint prevents
facing child restraint, your child is ready
proper installation of a child seat as
for a booster seat.
described in the child seat system
manual, the head restraint of the
Booster seats
respective seating position shall be
A booster seat is a Child Restraint
readjusted or entirely removed.
System designed to improve the fit of
the vehicle’s seat belt system. A booster
seat positions the seat belt so that it
fits properly over the stronger parts of
your child’s body. Keep your children in
booster seats until they are big enough
to fit in a seat belt properly. For a seat
belt to fit properly, the lap belt must lie
comfortable across the upper thighs, not
the stomach. The shoulder belt should
lie comfortable across the shoulder and
chest and not across the neck or face.
Children under age 13 must always be
properly restrained to minimize the risk
of injury in an accident, sudden stop or
sudden maneuver.
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After selecting a proper child seat
Lower Anchors and Tether for
for your child, check to make sure it
Children (LATCH System)
fits properly in your vehicle. Follow
The LATCH system holds a child restraint
the instructions provided by the
during driving and in an accident. This
manufacturer when installing the child
system is designed to make installation
seat. Note these general steps when
of the child restraint easier and reduce
installing the seat to your vehicle:
the possibility of improperly installing
Properly secure the child restraint to
your child restraint. The LATCH system
the vehicle. All child restraints must
uses anchors in the vehicle and
be secured to the vehicle with the lap
attachments on the child restraint. The
part of a lap/shoulder belt or with the
LATCH system eliminates the need to use
LATCH system.
seat belts to secure the child restraint to
Make sure the child restraint is
the rear seats.
firmly secured. After installing a
Lower anchors are metal bars built into
child restraint to the vehicle, push
the vehicle. There are two lower anchors
and pull the seat forward-and-back
for each LATCH seating position that
and side-to-side to verify that it
will accommodate a child restraint with
is securely attached to the seat. A
lower attachments.
child restraint secured with a seat
To use the LATCH system in your vehicle,
belt should be installed as firmly as
you must have a child restraint with
possible. However, some side-to-side
LATCH attachments.
movement can be expected. When
installing a Child Restraint System,
The child seat manufacturer will provide
you with instructions on how to use the
adjust the vehicle seat and seatback
(up and down, forward and rearward)
child seat with its attachments for the
LATCH lower anchors.
so that your child fits in the Child
Restraint System in a comfortable
manner.
Secure the child in the child
restraint. Make sure the child is
properly strapped in the child restraint
according to the manufacturer
instructions.
CAUTION
A child restraint in a closed vehicle can
become very hot. To prevent burns,
check the seating surface and buckles
before placing your child in the child
restraint.
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[A]: Lower Anchor Position Indicator
LATCH anchors have been provided in
[B]: Lower Anchor
the left and right outboard rear seating
positions. Their locations are shown
The lower anchor position indicator
in the illustration. There are no LATCH
symbols are located on the left and right
anchors provided for the center rear
rear seat backs to identify the position
seating position.
of the lower anchors in your vehicle (see
arrows in illustration).
WARNING
The LATCH anchors are located between
the seatback and the seat cushion of the
Do not attempt to install a child
rear seat left and right outboard seating
restraint system using LATCH anchors in
positions.
the rear center seating position. There
are no LATCH anchors provided for this
Securing a child restraint with the
seat. Using the outboard seat anchors
LATCH anchors system
can damage the anchors which may
To install a LATCH-compatible child
break or fail in a collision resulting in
serious injury or death.
restraint in either of the rear outboard
seating positions:
1. Move the seat belt buckle away from
WARNING
the lower anchors.
Before installing the Child Restraint
2. Move any other objects away from
System, make sure that there are no
the anchors that could prevent a
objects (for example, toy, pen, wire)
secure connection between the child
around the lower anchor area. Those
restraint and the lower anchors.
objects may damage either the seat belt
3. Place the child restraint on the vehicle
system or the Child Restraint System
seat, then attach the seat to the lower
during the installment procedure. If
anchors according to the instructions
necessary, have the vehicle inspected
provided by the child restraint
by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.
manufacturer.
4. Follow the child restraint instructions
for properly adjusting and tightening
the lower attachments on the child
restraint to the lower anchors.
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Securing a child restraint seat with
WARNING
“Tether Anchor” system
Take the following precautions when
using the LATCH system:
Read and follow all installation
instructions provided with your child
restraint system.
To prevent the child from reaching
and taking hold of unretracted
seat belts, buckle all unused rear
seat belts and retract the seat belt
webbing behind the child. Children
can be strangled if a shoulder belt
becomes wrapped around their neck
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and the seat belt tightens.
First secure the child restraint with
NEVER attach more than one
the LATCH lower anchors or the seat
child restraint to a single anchor.
belt. If the child restraint manufacturer
This could cause the anchor or
recommends that the top tether strap
attachment to come loose or break.
be attached, attach and tighten the
Always have the LATCH system
top tether strap to the top tether strap
inspected by your authorized
anchor.
HYUNDAI dealer after an accident.
Child restraint hook holders are located
An accident can damage the LATCH
on the rear of the seatbacks.
system and may not properly secure
the child restraint.
WARNING
NOTICE
Take the following precautions when
installing the tether strap:
The recommended weight for the
LATCH system is under 65 lb (30 kg).
Read and follow all installation
instructions provided with your child
How to determine an appropriate child
restraint system.
restraint weight:
NEVER attach more than one child
Child weight + Child restraint weight <
restraint to a single tether anchor.
65 lb (30kg)
This could cause the anchor or
attachment to come loose or break.
Do not attach the tether strap to
anything other than the correct tether
anchor. It may not work properly if
attached to something else.
Child Restraint System anchors are
designed to withstand only those
loads imposed by correctly fitted
Child Restraint System.
Under no circumstances are the
anchors to be used for adult seat
belts or harnesses or for attaching
other items or equipment to the
vehicle.
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To install the tether anchor:
Automatic locking mode
1. Route the child restraint tether strap
Since all passenger seat belts move
over the child restraint seatback.
freely under normal conditions and
Route the tether strap under the
only lock under extreme or emergency
head restraint and between the head
conditions (emergency locking mode),
restraint posts, or route the tether
you must manually pull the seat belt all
strap over the top of the vehicle
the way out to shift the retractor to the
seatback. Make sure the strap is not
“Automatic Locking” mode to secure a
twisted.
child restraint.
2. Connect the tether strap hook to the
The “Automatic Locking” mode will
tether anchor, then tighten the tether
help prevent the normal movement of
strap according to the child seat
the child in the vehicle from causing
manufacturer’s instructions to firmly
the seat belt to loosen and compromise
secure the child restraint to the seat.
the child restraint system. To secure a
3. Check that the child restraint is
child restraint system, use the following
procedure.
securely attached to the seat by
pushing and pulling the seat forward-
and-back and side-to-side.
Securing a child restraint with lap/
shoulder belt
When not using the LATCH system, all
child restraints must be secured to a
vehicle rear seat with the lap part of a
lap/shoulder belt.
WARNING
ALWAYS place a rear-facing child
restraint in the rear seat of the vehicle.
Placing a rear-facing child restraint in
the front seat can result in serious injury
or death if the child restraint is struck
by an inflating air bag.
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To install a child restraint system on the
rear seats, do the following:
1. Place the child restraint system on a
rear seat and route the lap/ shoulder
belt around or through the child
restraint, following the restraint
manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure
the seat belt webbing is not twisted.
Information
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When using the rear center seat belt, you
should also refer to the “Rear Seat Belt -
2. Fasten the lap/shoulder belt latch
Passenger’s 3-point system” section in this
into the buckle. Listen for the distinct
chapter.
“click” sound.
Information
Position the release button so that it is easy
to access in case of an emergency.
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3. Pull the shoulder portion of the
seat belt all the way out. When the
shoulder portion of the seat belt
is fully extended, it will shift the
retractor to the “Automatic Locking”
(child restraint) mode.
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If your CRS (child restraint system)
manufacturer instructs or recommends
you to use a tether anchor with the lap/
shoulder belt, refer to the previous pages
for more information.
Information
When the seat belt is allowed to retract to
its fully stowed position, the retractor will
automatically switch from the “Automatic
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Locking” mode to the emergency lock
mode for normal adult usage.
4. Slowly allow the shoulder portion of
the seat belt to retract and listen for
an audible “clicking” or “ratcheting”
WARNING
sound. This indicates that the retractor
is in the “Automatic Locking” mode.
If the retractor is not in the “Automatic
If no distinct sound is heard, repeat
Locking” mode, the child restraint
steps 3 and 4.
can move when your vehicle turns or
stops suddenly. A child can be seriously
5. Remove as much slack from the belt
injured or killed if the child restraint
as possible by pushing down on the
is not properly anchored in the car,
child restraint system while feeding
including manually pulling the seat belt
the shoulder belt back into the
all the way out to shift the rectractor to
retractor.
the “Automatic Locking” mode.
6. Push and pull on the child restraint
system to confirm that the seat belt
To remove the child restraint, press the
is holding it firmly in place. If it is not,
release button on the buckle and then
release the seat belt and repeat steps
pull the lap/shoulder belt out of the
2 through 6.
restraint and allow the seat belt to retract
7. Double check that the retractor is in
fully.
the “Automatic Locking” mode by
attempting to pull more of the seat
belt out of the retractor. If you cannot,
WARNING
the retractor is in the “Automatic
If a child restraint is installed in the
Locking” mode.
second row center seat, move the
second row seat far back as possible, to
minimize contact with the front center
air bag.
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