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• ONLY use your mobile device

when allowed by laws and when
conditions permit safe use. NEVER
text or email while driving. Most
states have laws prohibiting drivers
from texting. Some states and
cities also prohibit drivers from
using handheld phones.

• NEVER let the use of a mobile

device distract you from driving.
You have a responsibility to your
passengers and others on the road
to always drive safely, with your
hands on the wheel as well as your
eyes and attention on the road.

Control Your  Speed 

Excessive speed is a major factor in
crash injuries and deaths. Generally,
the higher the speed, the greater the
risk, but serious injuries can also
occur at lower speeds. Never drive
faster than is safe for current condi-
tions, regardless of the maximum
speed posted.

Keep Your Vehicle in Safe
Condition 

Having a tire blowout or a mechani-
cal failure can be extremely haz-
ardous. To reduce the possibility of
such problems, check your tire pres-
sures and condition frequently, and
perform all regularly scheduled
maintenance.

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Front seats

(1) Seat sliding forward or rearward 
(2) Seatback angle adjustment 
(3) Seat cushion angle adjustment 
(4) Lumbar support adjustment

(Driver’s seat)* 

(5) Seat warmer / Air ventilation seat* 
(6) Head restraint 

Rear seats

(7) Armrest 
(8) Seatback angle and folding adjust-

ment 

(9) Head restraint 
(10) Seat warmer*

* : If equipped

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Safety Precautions

Adjusting the seats so that you are
sitting in a safe, comfortable position
plays an important role in driver and
passenger safety together with the
seat belts and air bags in an acci-
dent.

Air bags 

You can take steps to reduce the risk
of being injured by an inflating air
bag. Sitting too close to an air bag
greatly increases the risk of injury in
the event the air bag inflates.
The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) recom-
mends that drivers allow at least 10
inches (25 cm) between the center of
the steering wheel and their chest.

Seat belts

Always fasten your seat belt before
starting any trip.
At all times, passengers should sit
upright and be properly restrained.
Infants and small children must be
restrained in appropriate child
restraint systems. Adults and chil-
dren who have outgrown a booster
seat must be restrained using the
seat belts.

Do not use a cushion that
reduces friction between the
seat and the passenger. The
passenger's hips may slide
under the lap portion of the seat
belt during an accident or a
sudden stop. Serious or fatal
internal injuries could result
because the seat belt cannot
operate properly.

WARNING  

To reduce the risk of serious
injury or death from an inflating
air bag, take the following pre-
cautions:

Adjust the driver's seat as far
to the 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 pos-
sible.

Hold the steering wheel by the
rim with your hands at the 9
o'clock and 3 o'clock posi-
tions to minimize the risk of
injuries to your hands and
arms.

NEVER place anything or any-
one between the steering
wheel and the air bag.

Do not allow the front passen-
ger to place feet or legs on the
dashboard to minimize the
risk of leg injuries.

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Front Seats

Take the following precautions
when adjusting your seat:

NEVER attempt to adjust the
seat while the vehicle is mov-
ing. The seat could respond
with unexpected movement
and may cause loss of vehicle
control resulting in an acci-
dent.

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 inter-
fere with the normal position
and proper locking of the seat-
back.

Do not place a cigarette lighter
on the floor or seat. When you
operate the seat, gas may exit
out of the lighter causing a fire.

WARNING  

To prevent injury:

Do not adjust your seat while
wearing your seat belt.
Moving the seat cushion for-
ward may cause strong pres-
sure on your abdomen.

Do not allow your hands or
fingers to get caught in the
seat mechanisms while the
seat is moving.

CAUTION

Use extreme caution when
picking up small objects
trapped under the seats or
between the seat and the cen-
ter console. Your hands might
be cut or injured by the sharp
edges of the seat mechanism.

Take the following precautions
when adjusting your seat belt:

NEVER use one seat belt for
more than one occupant.

Always position the seatback
upright with the lap portion of
the seat belt snug and low
across the hips.

NEVER allow children or
small infants to ride on a pas-
senger's lap.

Do not route the seat belt
across your neck, across
sharp edges, or reroute the
shoulder strap away from
your body.

Do not allow the seat belt to
become caught or jammed.

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Power adjustment 

The front seat can be adjusted by
using the control switches located on
the outside of the seat cushion. Before
driving, adjust the seat to the proper
position so that you can easily control
the steering wheel, foot pedals and
controls on the instrument panel.

To prevent damage to the seats:
• Always stop adjusting the seats

when the seat has moved as far
forward or rearward as possible.

• Do not adjust the seats for

longer than necessary when the
vehicle is turned off. This may
result in unnecessary battery
drain.

• Do not operate two or more

seats at the same time. This may
result in an electrical malfunc-
tion.

Forward and rearward adjustment

To move the seat forward or rearward:
1. Push the control switch forward  or

rearward.

2. Release the switch once the seat

reaches the desired position.

NOTICE

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NEVER allow children in the
vehicle unattended. The power
seats are operable when the
vehicle is turned off.

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Seatback angle 

To adjust the seatback:
1. Rotate the top of control switch

forward or rearward.

2. Release the switch once the seat-

back reaches the desired position.

Reclining seatback 

Sitting in a reclined position when
the vehicle is in motion can be dan-
gerous. Even when buckled up, the
protection of your restraint system
(seat belts and air bags) is greatly
reduced by reclining your seatback.

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 passenger's neck will strike the
shoulder belt.

NEVER ride with a reclined seat-
back 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.
Driver and passengers should
ALWAYS sit well back in their
seats, seats with the seatbacks
upright and should be belted
properly.

WARNING  

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Seat cushion tilt 

To change the angle of the front part
of the seat cushion:
Push the front portion of the control
switch up to raise or down to lower
the front part of the seat cushion.
Release the switch once the seat
reaches the desired position.

Seat height 

To change the height of the seat :
Push the rear portion of the control
switch up to raise or down to lower
the height of the seat.
Release the switch once the seat
reaches the desired position.

Lumbar support (for driver's seat)

The lumbar support can be adjusted
by pressing the lumbar support
switch.
• Press the front portion of the

switch (1) to increase support or
the rear portion of the switch (2) to
decrease support.

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Seatback pocket

The seatback pocket is provided on
the back of the front passenger's
seatback.

Rear Seats 

Rear seat adjustment

Seatback angle 

To recline the seatback:
1. Pull up the seatback recline lever.
2. Hold the lever and adjust the seat-

back of the seat 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.)

Do not put heavy or sharp
objects in the seatback pockets.
In an accident they could come
loose from the pocket and
injure occupants.

CAUTION

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To prevent the Occupant
Classification System from mal-
functioning:
Do not hang onto the front pas-
senger's seatback.

WARNING  

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Folding the rear seat 

The rear seatbacks can be folded to
facilitate carrying long items or to
increase the luggage capacity of the
vehicle.

To fold down the rear seatback:
1. Set the front seatback to the

upright position and if necessary,
slide the front seat forward.

2. Lower the rear head restraints to

the lowest position by pushing and
holding the release button (1) and
pushing down on the head
restraint (2).

3. Locate the seatbelt toward the

outboard position before folding
down the seatback. If not, the
seatbelt system may be interfered
by the seatback.

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Never allow passengers to sit
on top of the folded down
seatback while the vehicle is
moving. This is not a proper
seating position and no seat
belts are available for use.
This could result in serious
injury or death in case of an
accident or sudden stop.

Objects carried on the folded
down seatback should not
extend higher than the top of
the front seatbacks. This
could allow cargo to slide for-
ward and cause injury or dam-
age during sudden stops.

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4. Put out the belt from guide (1) and

pull up the seatback folding lever
(2), then fold the seat toward the
front of the vehicle.

5. To use the rear seat, lift and unfold

the seatback to the upright posi-
tion by pulling up the recline lever.
Push the seatback firmly until it
clicks into place. Make sure the
seatback is locked in place.

6. Return the rear seat belt to the

proper position. Insert the belt in
the guide located on the side of
the rear head restraints.

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Do not place objects in the rear
seats, since they cannot be
properly secured and may hit
vehicle occupants in a collision
causing serious injury or death.

WARNING  

When returning the rear seat-
back from a folded to an upright
position, hold the seatback and
return it slowly. Ensure that the
seatback is completely locked
into its upright position by
pushing on the top of the seat-
back. In an accident or sudden
stop, the unlocked seatback
could allow cargo to move for-
ward with great force and enter
the passenger compartment,
which could result in serious
injury or death.

WARNING  

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Armrest

The armrest is located in the center
of the rear seat. Use the strap in the
center of the armrest to pull it down.

Head Restraints

The vehicle's front and rear seats
have adjustable head restraints. The
head restraints 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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To help reduce the risk of seri-
ous injury or death in an acci-
dent, take the following precau-
tions when adjusting your head
restraints:

Always properly adjust the
head restraints for all passen-
gers BEFORE starting the
vehicle.

NEVER let anyone ride in a
seat with the head restraints
removed or reversed.

WARNING  

Make sure the vehicle is off,
shifted to P(Park), and the park-
ing brake is securely applied
whenever loading or unloading
cargo. Failure to take these steps
may allow the vehicle to move if
the shift lever is inadvertently
moved to another position.

WARNING  

Be careful when loading
cargo through the rear pas-
senger seats to prevent dam-
age to the vehicle interior.

When cargo is loaded through
the rear passenger seats,
ensure the cargo is properly
secured to prevent it from
moving while driving.

Unsecured cargo in the pas-
senger compartment can
cause damage to the vehicle
or injury to it's occupants.

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To prevent damage, NEVER hit or
pull on the head restraints.

Front seat head restraints

The vehicle's front and passenger's
seats are equipped with adjustable
head restraints for the passengers
safety and comfort.

NOTICE

When there is no occupant in
the rear seats, adjust the height
of the head restraint to the low-
est position. The rear seat head
restraint can reduce the visibili-
ty of the rear area.

CAUTION

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Adjust the head restraints so
the middle of the head
restraint is at the same height
as the height of the top of the
eyes.

NEVER adjust the head
restraint position of the dri-
ver's seat when the vehicle is
in motion.

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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Adjusting the height up and down 

To raise the head restraint:
1. Pull it up to the desired position

(1).

To lower the head restraint:
1. Push and hold the release button

(2) on the head restraint support.

2. Lower the head restraint to the

desired position (3).

If you recline the seatback towards
the front with the head restraint
and seat cushion raised, the head
restraint may come in contact with
the sunvisor or other parts of the
vehicle.

Removal/Reinstallation

To remove the head restraint:
1. Recline the seatback (2) rearward

using the seatback angle lever/
switch (1).

2. Raise the head restraint as far as

it can go.

3. Press the head restraint release

button (3) while pulling the head
restraint up (4).

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To reinstall the head restraint:
1. Put the head restraint poles (2) into

the holes while pressing the
release button (1).

2. Adjust the head restraint to the

appropriate height.

3. Adjust the seatback (4) forward

using the seatback angle lever/
switch (3).

Rear seat head restraints 

The rear seats are equipped with
head restraints in all the seating
positions for the passenger's safety
and comfort.

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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.

When seated in the rear seat,
do not adjust the height of the
head restraint to the lowest
position.

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Adjusting the height up and down 

To raise the head restraint:
1. Pull it up to the desired position (1).

To lower the head restraint:
1. Push and hold the release button

(2) on the head restraint support.

2. Lower the head restraint to the

desired position (3).

Removal/Reinstallation

To remove the head restraint:
1. Raise the head restraint as far as

it can go.

2. Press the head restraint release

button (1) while pulling the head
restraint up (2).

To reinstall the head restraint:
1. Put the head restraint poles into

the holes (3) while pressing the
release button (1).

2. Adjust the head restraint to the

appropriate height.

Seat Warmers and Air
Ventilation Seats

Front seat warmers (if equipped)

Seat warmers are provided to warm
the seats during cold weather.

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The seat warmers can cause a
SERIOUS BURN, even at low
temperatures and especially if
used for long periods of time.
Passengers must be able to feel
if the seat is becoming too warm
so they can turn it off, if needed.
People who cannot detect tem-
perature change or pain to the
skin should use extreme cau-
tion, especially the following
types of passengers:

Infants, children, elderly or
disabled persons, or hospital
outpatients.

People with sensitive skin or
who burn easily.

Fatigued individuals.

Intoxicated individuals.

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To prevent damage to the seat
warmers and seats:
• Never use a solvent such as

paint thinner, benzene, alcohol
or gasoline to clean the seats.

• Do not place heavy or sharp

objects on seats equipped with
seat warmers.

• Do not change the seat cover. It

may damage the seat warmer.

While the vehicle is ON, push either
of the switches to warm the driver's
seat or front passenger's seat.

During mild weather or under condi-
tions where the operation of the seat
warmer is not needed, keep the
switches in the OFF position.
• Each time you push the switch, the

temperature setting of the seat is
changed as follows :

• When pressing the switch for more

than 1.5 seconds with the seat
warmer operating, the seat warmer
will turn OFF.

• The seat warmer defaults to the

OFF position each time the
POWER button is turned to the ON
position.

Information 

With the seat warmer switch in the
ON position, the heating system in the
seat turns off or on automatically
depending on the seat temperature.

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People taking medication that
can cause drowsiness or
sleepiness.

NEVER place anything on the
seat that insulates against heat
when the seat warmer is in oper-
ation, such as a blanket or seat
cushion. This may cause the
seat warmer to overheat, caus-
ing a burn or damage to the seat.

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Front air ventilation seat
(if equipped)

The air ventilation seats are provided
to cool the front seats by blowing air
through small vent holes on the sur-
face of the seat cushions and seat-
backs.
When the operation of the air ventila-
tion seat is not needed, keep the
switches in the OFF position.
While the vehicle is ON, push the
switch to cool the driver's seat or the
front passenger's seat.

• Each time you push the switch, the

airflow changes as follows:

• When pressing the switch for more

than 1.5 seconds with the air venti-
lation seat operating, the operation
will turn OFF.

• The air ventilation seats  defaults to

the OFF position each time the
POWER button is placed to the ON
position.

To prevent damage to the air ven-
tilation seat:
• Use the air ventilation seat ONLY

when the climate control system
is on. Using the  air ventilation
seat for prolonged periods of
time with the climate control
system off could cause the air
ventilation seat to malfunction.

• Never use a solvent such as

paint thinner, benzene, alcohol
or gasoline to clean the seats.

• Avoid spilling liquids on the sur-

face of the front seats and seat-
backs; this may cause the air
vent holes to become blocked
and not work properly.

• Do not place materials such as

plastic bags or newspapers
under the seats. They may block
the air intake causing the air
vents to not work properly.

NOTICE

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• Do not change the seat covers. It

may damage the air ventilation
seat.

• If the air vents do not operate,

restart the vehicle. If there is no
change, have the vehicle inspect-
ed by an authorized HYUNDAI
dealer.

Rear seat warmers (For CANADA)

While the vehicle is ON, pusheither
of the switches to warm the rearseat.
During mild weather or under condi-
tions where the operation of the seat-
warmer is not needed, keep the
switches in the OFF position.

Each time you push the switch,
thetemperature setting of the seat
ischanged as follows :

The seat warmer defaults to the OFF
position whenever the POWER but-
ton is placed to the ON position.

Information 

With the seat warmer switch in the
ON position, the heating system in
theseat turns off oron automatically-
depending on the seat temperature.

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This section describes how to use the
seat belts properly. It also describes
some of the things to avoid when
using seat belts.

Seat Belt Safety Precautions

Always fasten your seat belt and
make sure all passengers have fas-
tened their seat belts before starting
any trip. Air bags are designed to
supplement the seat belt as an addi-
tional safety device, but they are not a
substitute. Most states require all
occupants of a vehicle to wear seat
belts.

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Seat belts must be used by ALL
passengers whenever the vehi-
cle is moving. Take the following
precautions when adjusting and
wearing seat belts:

ALWAYS properly restrain
children under age 13 in the
rear seats.

WARNING  

NEVER allow children to ride
in the front passenger seat. If
a child age 13 or older must be
seated in the front seat, move
the seat as far back as possi-
ble. And the child must always
be restrained in the seat prop-
erly.

NEVER allow an infant or child
to be 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 shoul-
der 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 dam-
aged.

Do not latch the seat belt into
the buckles of other seats.

NEVER unfasten the seat belt
while driving. This may cause
loss of vehicle control result-
ing in an accident.

Make sure there is nothing in
the buckle interfering with the
seat belt latch mechanism.
This may prevent the seat belt
from fastening securely.

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.

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Seat Belt Warning Light

Seat belt warning light

Driver's seat belt warning

As a reminder to the driver, the seat
belt warning light will illuminate for
approximately 6 seconds each time
the POWER button is turned ON
regardless of belt fastening. At this
time, if the seat belt is not fastened a
warning chime will sound for 6 sec-
onds.
If you continue not to fasten the seat
belt and you drive over 6 mph 
(9 km/h), the warning light will stay
illuminated.

If you continue not to fasten the seat
belt and you drive over 12 mph 
(20 km/h) the seat belt warning chime
will sound for approximately 100 sec-
onds and the corresponding warning
light will blink.
If you unfasten the seat belt while
driving under 12 mph (20 km/h), the
seat belt warning light will illuminate
until the seat belt is fastened.
If you unfasten the seat belt while
driving over 12 mph (20 km/h), the
seat belt warning chime will sound for
approximately 100 seconds and the
corresponding warning light will blink.

Damaged seat belts and seat
belt assemblies will not operate
properly. Always replace:

Frayed, contaminated, or dam-
aged webbing

Damaged hardware

The entire seat belt assembly
after it has been worn in an
accident, even if damage to
webbing or assembly is not
apparent

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Front passenger's seat belt warning

As a reminder to the front passenger,
the front passenger's seat belt warn-
ing lights will illuminate for approxi-
mately 6 seconds each time the
POWER button is turned ON position
regardless of belt fastening.

If you continue not to fasten the seat
belt and you drive over 6 mph 
(9 km/h), the warning light will stay
illuminated.
If you continue not to fasten the seat
belt and you drive over 12 mph 
(20 km/h) the seat belt warning chime
will sound for approximately 100 sec-
onds and the corresponding warning
light will blink.
If you unfasten the seat belt while
driving under 12 mph (20 km/h) the
seat belt warning light will illuminate
until the seat belt is fastened.
If you unfasten the seat belt while
driving over 12 mph (20 km/h), the
seat belt warning chime will sound for
approximately 100 seconds and the
corresponding warning light will blink.

Information 

• Although the front passenger seat is

not occupied, the seat belt warning
light will blink or illuminate for 6
seconds.

Also, when the front passenger gets
out of the vehicle while the warning
is activating, the warning may con-
tinue for 6 seconds even after the
passenger gets off.

• The front passenger's seat belt

warning light may not properly
operate if the front passenger does
not sit properly in the seat.

• The front passenger's seat belt

warning may operate when luggage,
electronic device, etc., are placed on
the front passenger seat.

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Seat Belt Restraint System 

Seat Belt-Driver's 3-point sys-
tem with emergency locking
retractor

To fasten your seat belt: 

Pull the seat belt out of the retractor
and insert the metal tab (1) into the
buckle (2). There will be an audible
"click" when the tab locks into the
buckle.

You should place the lap belt (1) por-
tion across your hips and the shoul-
der belt (2) portion across your
chest.
The seat belt automatically adjusts to
the proper length after the lap belt
portion 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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Improperly positioned seat belts
may increase the risk of serious
injury in an accident. Take the fol-
lowing precautions when adjust-
ing 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.

Position one arm under the
shoulder belt and the other over
the belt, as shown in the illus-
tration.

Always position the shoulder
belt anchor into the locked
position at the appropriate
height.

Never position the shoulder
belt across your neck or face.

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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 midway over your shoulder near-
est the door, not over your neck.

To adjust the height of the seat belt
anchor, lower or raise the height
adjuster into an appropriate position.
To raise the height adjuster, pull it up
(1). To lower it, push it down (3) while
pressing the height adjuster button
(2).
Release the button to lock the
anchor into position. Try sliding the
height adjuster to make sure that it
has locked into position.

To release your seat belt: 

Press the release button (1) in the
locking buckle.
When it is released, the belt should
automatically draw back into the
retractor. If this does not happen,
check the belt to be sure it is not
twisted, then try again.

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Rear Seat Belt – Passenger's 3-
point system with convertible
locking retractor

This type of seat belt combines the
features of both an emergency locking
retractor seat belt and an automatic
locking retractor seat belt. Convertible
retractor type seat belts are installed in
the rear seat positions to help accom-
modate the installation of child
restraint systems. Although a convert-
ible retractor is also installed in the
front passenger seat position, NEVER
place any infant/child  restraint system
in the front seat of the vehicle.

To fasten your seat belt: 

Pull the seat belt out of the retractor
and insert the metal tab into the buck-
le. 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 automati-
cally adjusts to the proper length only
after the lap belt portion of the seat
belt is adjusted manually so that it fits
snugly across your hips.
When the seat belt is fully extended
from the retractor to allow the installa-
tion of a child restraint system, the
seat belt operation changes to allow
the belt to retract, but not to extend
(Automatic Locking Retractor Type).
Refer to the "Using a Child Restraint
System" section in this chapter.

Although the seat belt retractor
provides the same level of protec-
tion for seated passengers in
either emergency or automatic
locking modes, the emergency
locking mode allows seated pas-
sengers to move freely in their
seat while keeping some tension
on the belt. During a collision or
sudden stop, the retractor auto-
matically locks the belt to help
restrain your body.
To deactivate the automatic lock-
ing mode, unbuckle the seat belt
and allow the belt to fully retract.

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To release your seat belt: 

Press the release button (1) in the
locking buckle.
When it is released, the belt should
automatically draw back into the
retractor. If this does not happen,
check the belt to be sure it is not
twisted, then try again.

To fasten the rear center seat
belt

1. Extract the small tongue plate (A)

from the slot on the belt assembly
pocket located in the headliner.

2. Insert the small tongue plate (A)

into the primary buckle (A') locat-
ed on the right hand (passenger)
side of the center seat. Insert the
buckle until an audible "click" is
heard, indicating that the latch is
locked. Make sure the belt is not
twisted.

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3. Slip the large tongue plate (B) out

of the pocket (C) located on the
belt assembly.

4. Pull the large tongue plate and

insert it into the seat belt buckle
(B') located on the left hand (driv-
er) side of the center seat. Insert
the buckle until an audible "click"
is heard, indicating that the latch is
locked. Make sure the belt is not
twisted.

When using the rear center seat belt,
the buckle with the "CENTER" mark
must be used.

Information 

If you are not able to pull out the safe-
ty belt from the retractor, firmly pull
the belt out and release it. After
release, you will be able to pull the belt
out smoothly.

To release the rear center seat-
belt 

1. Press the release button on the

rear center seat belt buckle (B')
located on the left hand (driver)
side of the center seat and
remove the large tongue plate (B).

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2. To release and retract the rear

center seatbelt assembly, insert a
small tool or key into the primary
buckle release hole (A') located on
the right hand (passenger) side of
the center seat. You can also
insert the large buckle (B) into the
release hole to release the seat
belt assembly.
Pull up on the seat belt webbing
and allow the webbing to retract
automatically.

3. Slip the large tongue plate (B) into

the pocket (C) located on the belt
assembly.

4. Insert the small tongue plate (A)

into the slot on the belt assembly
pocket located in the headliner.

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Pre-tensioner seat belt 
(Driver and front passenger)

Your vehicle is equipped with driver's
and front passenger's Pre-tensioner
Seat Belts (Retractor Pretensioner
and Emergency Fastening Device
System). The purpose of the pre-ten-
sioner is to make sure the seat belts
fit tightly against the occupant's body
in certain frontal or side collision(s).
The Emergency Fastening Device
System may be activated in certain
crashes where the frontal collision(s)
is severe enough, together with the air
bags.

When the vehicle stops suddenly, or
if the occupant tries to lean forward
too quickly, the seat belt retractor will
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 occu-
pant's body.

(1) Retractor Pretensioner 

The purpose of the retractor pre-
tensioner is to make sure that the
shoulder belts fit in tightly against
the occupant's upper body in cer-
tain frontal or side collision(s).

(2) EFD (Emergency Fastening

Device) System
The purpose of the Emergency
Fastening Device System is to
make sure that the pelvis belts fit
in tightly against the occupant’s
lower body in certain frontal colli-
sion(s).

If the system senses excessive ten-
sion on the driver or passenger's
seat belt when the pre-tensioner sys-
tem activates, the load limiter inside
the retractor pre-tensioner will
release some of the pressure on the
affected seat belt.

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 pro-
tect you properly in an acci-
dent.

Do not place anything near the
buckle. This may adversely
affect the buckle and cause it
to function improperly.

Always replace your pre-ten-
sioners after activation or an
accident.

NEVER inspect, service, repair
or replace the pre-tensioners
by yourself. This must be done
by an authorized HYUNDAI
dealer.

Do not hit the seat belt assem-
blies.

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The Pre-Tensioner Seat Belt System
consists mainly of the following com-
ponents. Their locations are shown in
the illustration above:
1. SRS air bag warning light
2. Retractor pre-tensioner
3. SRS control module
4. EFD (Emergency Fastening

Device) System

The sensor that activates the SRS
air bag is connected with the
pre–tensioner seat belts. The SRS
air bag warning light on the instru-
ment panel will illuminate for
approximately 6 seconds after the
POWER button is placed to the ON
position, and then it should turn
off.
If the pre-tensioner is not working
properly, the warning light will illu-
minate 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.

NOTICE

Do not touch the pre-tensioner
seat belt assemblies for several
minutes after they have been
activated. When the pre-ten-
sioner seat belt mechanism
deploys during a collision, the
pre-tensioners become hot and
can burn you.

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• Both the driver's and front pas-

senger's pre-tensioner seat
belts may be activated in certain
frontal or side collisions or
rollovers.

• When the pre-tensioner seat

belts are activated, a loud noise
may be heard and fine dust,
which may appear to be smoke,
may be visible in the passenger
compartment. These are normal
operating conditions and are not
hazardous.

• Although it is non-toxic, the fine

dust may cause skin irritation
and should not be inhaled for
prolonged periods. Wash all
exposed skin areas thoroughly
after an accident in which the
pre-tensioner seat belts were
activated.

Additional Seat Belt Safety
Precautions

Seat belt use during pregnancy 

The seat belt should always be used
during pregnancy. The best way to
protect your unborn child is to protect
yourself by always wearing the seat
belt.
Pregnant women should always wear
a lap-shoulder seat belt. Place the
shoulder belt across your chest, rout-
ed between your breasts and away
from your neck. Place the lap belt line
so that it fits snugly and as low as pos-
sible across the hips, not across the
abdomen.

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Fasten your seat belt while
sitting properly in an upright
position to maximize the
effectiveness of the pre-ten-
sioner seat belt system.

A pre-tensioner seat belt sys-
tem is designed to activate
only once. Replace the pre-
tensioner seat belt system, if it
was activated in an accident.

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A pregnant woman or a
patient is more vulnerable to
any impacts on the abdomen
during an abrupt stop or acci-
dent. If you are in an accident
while pregnant, consult your
doctor.

To reduce the risk of serious
injury or death to an unborn
child during an accident,
pregnant women should
NEVER place the lap portion
of the seat belt above or over
the area of the abdomen
where the unborn child is
located.

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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.

Small children are best protected
from injury in an accident when prop-
erly restrained in the rear seat by a
child restraint system that meets the
requirements of the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards. Before
buying any child restraint system,
make sure that it has a label certify-
ing that it meets Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS 213.
The restraint must be appropriate for
your child’s height and weight. Check
the label on the child restraint for this
information. Refer to the "Child
Restraint Systems" section in this
chapter.

ALWAYS properly restrain infants
and small children in a child
restraint appropriate for the
child's height and weight.
To reduce the risk of serious
injury or death to a child and
other passengers, NEVER hold a
child in your lap or arms when
the vehicle is moving.The violent
forces created during an acci-
dent will tear the child from your
arms and throw the child against
the interior of the vehicle.

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Larger children 

Children under age 13 and who are
too large for a booster seat must
always occupy the rear seat and use
the available lap/shoulder belts. A
seat belt should lie across the upper
thighs and be snug across the shoul-
der and chest to restrain the child
safely. Check belt fit periodically.
Children are afforded the most safe-
ty in the event of an accident when
they are restrained by a proper
restraint system and/or seat belts in
the rear seat. Always have the
LATCH system inspected by your
authorized HYUNDAI dealer after an
accident. An accident can damage
the LATCH system and may not
properly secure the child restraint.
If a larger child over age 13 must be
seated in the front seat, the child
must be securely restrained by the
available lap/shoulder belt and the
seat should be placed in the rear-
most position.

If the shoulder belt portion slightly
touches the child's neck or face, try
placing the child closer to the center
of the vehicle. If the shoulder belt still
touches their face or neck they need
to be returned to an appropriate
booster seat in the rear seat.

Transporting an injured person

A seat belt should be used when an
injured person is being transported.
Consult a physician for specific rec-
ommendations.

One person per belt 

Two people (including children) should
never attempt to use a single seat belt.
This could increase the severity of
injuries in case of an accident.

Do not lie down 

Sitting in a reclined position when
the vehicle is in motion can be dan-
gerous. Even when buckled up, the
protections of your restraint system
(seat belts and air bags) is greatly
reduced by reclining your seatback.
To reduce the chance of injuries in the
event of an accident and to achieve
the maximum effectiveness of the
restraint system, all passengers
should be sitting up and the front and
rear seats should be in an upright
position when the car is moving.
A seat belt cannot provide proper
protection if the person is lying down
in the rear seat or if the front or rear
seats are in a reclined position.

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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