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Airbag system

WARNING

The driver of the vehicle is responsible for

disabling or switching on the airbag.

Always switch off the ignition before dis-

abling the front passenger airbag! Failure
to do so could result in a fault in the airbag
deactivation system.

Never leave the key in the airbag disa-

bling switch as it could get damaged or en-
able or disable the airbag during driving.

If for any reason an airbag is deactivated,

reactivate it as soon as possible so that it
can fulfil its protective function.

Knee airbag

Fig. 20 

On the driver side: location of the knee

airbag

Fig. 21 

On the driver side: airbag action radius

for the knees.

The knee airbag is located on the driver side
below the dash panel 

››› 

Fig. 20

. Airbags are

identified by the word “AIRBAG”.

The area framed in red (deployment area)

››› 

Fig. 21

 is covered by the knee airbag when

it is deployed. Objects should never be
placed or mounted in this area.

WARNING

The knee airbag is deployed in front of

the driver's knees. Always keep the deploy-
ment areas of the knee airbags free.

Never not fix objects to the cover or in the

deployment area of the knee airbag.

Adjust the driver's seat so that there is a

distance of at least 10 cm (4 inches) be-
tween your knees and the location of the
this airbag. If your physical constitution
prevents you from meeting these require-

ments, make sure you contact a special-
ised workshop.

Side airbags

Fig. 22 

Side airbag in driver's seat.

Fig. 23 

Range of action of the front and rear

side airbags. With 5 and 7 seats.

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27

Safety

The side airbags are located in the driver's
seat and front passenger seat backrests

››› 

Fig. 22

.

Depending on the equipment of the model,
the outer seats of the second row of seats
may also be fitted with side airbags, located
between the seat backrests and the access
area.

The locations are identified by the text “AIR-
BAG” in the upper region of the backrests.

In conjunction with the seat belts, the side air-
bag system provides additional protection for
the upper body in the event of a severe side
collision 

››› 

.

In a side collision, the side airbags reduce the
risk of injury to passengers to the areas of the
body facing the impact. In addition to their
normal protection, the seat belts also hold
the passengers in the event of a side collision;
this is how these airbags provide maximum
protection.

WARNING

If you do not wear a seat belt, if you lean

forward, or are not seated correctly while
the vehicle is in motion, you are at a greater
risk of injury if the side airbag system is
triggered in an accident.

In order for the side airbags to provide

their maximum protection, the prescribed
sitting position must always be maintained
with seat belts fastened while travelling.

In a side-on collision the side airbags will

not work if the sensors do not correctly
measure the pressure increase on the inte-
rior of the doors, due to air escaping
through the areas with holes or openings in
the door panel.

Never drive if the interior door panels

have been removed or if the panels have
not been correctly fitted.

Never drive the vehicle if the loudspeak-

ers in the door panels have been removed,
unless the holes left by the loudspeakers
have been closed properly.

Always check that the openings are

closed or covered if loudspeakers or other
equipment are fitted inside the door pan-
els.

Occupants of the outer seats must never

carry any objects or pets in the deploy-
ment space between them and the airbags,
or allow children or other passengers to
travel in this position. It is also important
not to attach any accessories (such as cup
holders) to the doors. This would impair the
protection offered by the side airbags.

The built-in coat hooks should be used

only for lightweight clothing. Do not leave
any heavy or sharp-edged objects in the
pockets.

Great forces, such as hard blows or kicks,

must not be exerted upon the backrest bol-
ster because the system may be damaged.
In this case, the side airbags would not be
triggered.

Under no circumstances should protec-

tive covers be fitted over seats with side
airbags unless the covers have been ap-
proved for use in your vehicle. Because the
airbag deploys from the side of the back-
rest, the use of conventional seat covers
would obstruct the side airbag, seriously
reducing the airbag's effectiveness.

Any damage to the original seat uphols-

tery or around the seams of the side airbag
units must be repaired immediately by a
specialised workshop.

The airbags provide protection for just

one accident; replace them once they have
deployed.

Any work on the side airbag system or re-

moval and installation of the airbag com-
ponents for other repairs (such as removal
of the front seat) should only be performed
by a specialised workshop. Otherwise,
faults may occur during the airbag system
operation.

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Airbag system

head-protection airbags

Fig. 24 

On the left side of the vehicle: location

and field of action of the head-protection air-

bag.

Fig. 25 

Deployed head-protection airbags.

The head-protection airbags are located on
both sides in the interior above the doors

››› 

Fig. 24

 and are identified with the text

“AIRBAG”.

In conjunction with the seat belts, the head-
protection airbag system gives the vehicle
occupants additional protection for the head
and upper body in the event of a severe side
collision 

››› 

.

The area framed in red is covered by the
head-protection airbag when it is deployed

››› 

Fig. 24

 (deployment area). Therefore, ob-

jects should never be placed or mounted in
this area 

››› 

.

In the event of a side collision the head-pro-
tection airbag is triggered on the impact side
of the vehicle.

The head-protection airbags reduce the risk
of injury to passengers in the front and rear
side seats facing the impact.

WARNING

In order for the head-protection airbags

to provide their maximum protection, the
prescribed sitting position must always be
maintained with seat belts fastened while
travelling.

For safety reasons, the head-protection

airbag must be disabled in those vehicles
fitted with a screen dividing the interior of
the vehicle. See your technical service to
make this adjustment.

There must be no other persons, animals

or objects between the occupants of the
outer seats and the deployment space of
the head-protection airbags so that the

head-protection airbag can deploy com-
pletely without restriction and provide the
greatest possible protection. Therefore,
sun blinds which have not been expressly
approved for use in your vehicle may not be
attached to the side windows.

The built-in coat hooks should be used

only for lightweight clothing. Do not leave
any heavy or sharp-edged objects in the
pockets. Please, do not hang the clothes on
coat hangers.

The airbags provide protection for just

one accident; replace them once they have
deployed.

Any work on the head-protection airbag

system or removal and installation of the
airbag components for other repairs (such
as removal of the roof lining) should only
be performed by a specialised workshop.
Otherwise, faults may occur during the air-
bag system operation.

The side and head airbags are managed

through sensors located in the interior of
the front doors. To ensure the correct oper-
ation of the side and head-protection air-
bags neither the doors nor the door panels
should be modified in any way (e.g. fitting
loudspeakers). If the front door is dam-
aged, the airbag system may not work cor-
rectly. All work carried out on the front door
must be done in a specialised workshop.

29

Safety

Transporting children
safely

Child safety

Introduction

For safety reasons, as we have learned from
accident statistics, we recommend that chil-
dren under 12 years of age travel in the rear
seats. Depending on their age, height and
weight, children travelling in rear seats must
use a child seat or a seat belt. For safety rea-
sons, the child seat should be installed in the
rear seat, behind the front passenger seat or
in the centre back seat.

The physical laws involved and the forces
acting in a collision apply also to children

››› 

page 17

. But unlike adults, children do not

have fully developed muscle and bone struc-
tures. This means that children are subject to
a greater risk of injury.

To reduce the risk of injuries, children must al-
ways use special child restraint systems
when travelling in the vehicle.

We recommend the use of child safety prod-
ucts from the SEAT Original Accessories Pro-
gramme, which includes systems for all ages
made by “Peke” (not for all countries) (see
www.seat.com).

These systems have been especially de-
signed and approved, complying with the
ECE-R44. regulation.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions and
observe any statutory requirements when in-
stalling and using child seats. Always read
and note 

››› 

page 31

.

We recommend you always carry the manu-
facturer's Child Seat Instruction Manual to-
gether with the on-board documentation.

Child seats group classification

Fig. 26 

Examples of child seats.

Use only child seats that are officially ap-
proved and suitable for the child.

These seats are subject to the ECE-R44 or
ECE-R129 standards. ECE-R stands for: Eco-
nomic Commission for Europe Regulation.

Child seats by weight group

The child seats are grouped into 5 catego-
ries:

Age group

Weight of the child

Group 0

Up to 10 kg

Group 0+

Up to 13 kg

Group 1

From 9 to 18 kg

Group 2

From 15 to 25 kg

Group 3

From 22 to 36 kg

Child seats that have been tested and ap-
proved under the ECE R44 or ECE-R129
standards bear the ECE-R44 or ECE-R129
test marks on the seat (the letter E in a circle
with the test number below it).

Follow the manufacturer's instructions and
observe any statutory requirements when in-
stalling and using child seats.

We recommend you to always include the
manufacturer's Child Seat Instruction Manual
together with the on-board documentation.

SEAT recommends you use child seats from
the 

Original Accessories Catalogue

. These

child seats have been designed and tested
for use in SEAT vehicles. You can find the right
child seat for your model and age group at
SEAT dealers.

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Transporting children safely

Child seats by approval category

Child seats may have the approval category
of universal, semi-universal, vehicle specific
(all according to the ECE-R44 standard) or i-
Size (according to the ECE-R129 standard).

Universal

: child seats with universal appro-

val can be installed in all vehicles. There is no
need to consult any list of models. In the case
of universal approval for ISOFIX, the child
seat is additionally provided with a Top Tether
belt.

Semi-universal

: semi-universal approval,

in addition to the standard requirements of
universal approval, requires safety devices to
lock the child seat, which require additional
testing. Child seats with semi-universal ap-
proval include a list of vehicle models for
which they can be installed.

Vehicle-specific

: vehicle-specific approval

requires a dynamic test of the child seat for
each vehicle model separately. Child seats
with vehicle-specific approval also include a
list of vehicle models for which they can be
installed.

i-Size

: child seats with i-Size approval must

meet the requirements set out in the ECE-
R129 standard in relation to installation and
safety. Child seat manufacturers can tell you
which seats have i-Size approval for this vehi-
cle.

Fitting and using child seats

Fig. 27 

Airbag sticker: on the passenger’s sun

visor

Fig. 28 

Airbag sticker: on the rear frame of the

passenger side door

Warnings about fitting a child seat

Take the following general warnings into ac-
count if you are going to fit a child seat. They
are valid for all child seats regardless of their
attachment system.

Please read and follow the child seat man-

ufacturer's operating instructions.

The child seat should preferably be fitted to

the rear seat behind the front passenger seat
so that the child can exit the vehicle on the
pavement side.

Set the height of the seat belt such that it

adapts to the child seat naturally, without
twisting. The lowest position of the seat belt
height regulator must be used with rear-fac-
ing child seats.

To correctly use a child seat in the back,

the front backrest must be adjusted so that
there is no contact with the child seat in the
back in the case that it goes opposite to the
direction of the car. In the case of front facing
restraint systems, the front backrest must be
adjusted so that there is no contact with the
child's feet.

If a semi-universal type chair is to be instal-

led, in which the method of attachment to the
car is through the seat belt and support
bracket, it should never be installed in the
central rear seat as the ground clearance is
lower than in other places and the support
bracket will not allow the seat to remain suffi-
ciently stable.

When fitting a child seat on the front pas-

senger seat, the seat must be moved back-
wards as far as possible and placed in the

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highest position. The backrest must also be
put in a vertical position

1)

.

Important information about the front pas-
senger front airbag

A sticker with important information about the
passenger airbag is located on the passeng-
er's sun visor and/or on the passenger side
door frame 

››› 

Fig. 27

.

Read and always observe the safety informa-
tion included in the following chapters:

Safety distance with respect to the passen-

ger airbag 

››› 

page 22

.

Objects between the passenger and the

passenger side airbag 

››› 

 in Front airbags

on page 26

.

The passenger side front airbag, when ena-
bled, is a serious risk for a child that is facing
backward since the airbag can strike the seat
with such force that it can cause serious or
fatal injuries. Children up to 12 years old
should always travel on the rear seat.

Therefore we strongly recommend you to
transport children on the rear seats. This is
the safest location in the vehicle. Alternative-
ly, the front passenger airbag can be disa-

bled with a key-operated switch 

››› 

page 26

.

When transporting children, use a child seat
suitable for the age and size of each child

››› 

page 30

.

WARNING

If a child seat is secured to the front pas-

senger seat, the risk to the child of sustain-
ing critical or fatal injuries in the event of an
accident increases.

An inflating front passenger airbag can

strike the rear-facing child seat and project
it with great force against the door, the roof
or the backrest.

Never install a child seat facing back-

wards on the front passenger seat unless
the front passenger front airbag has been
disabled. Risk of potentially fatal injuries to
the child! However, if necessary, the front
passenger front airbag must be deactiva-
ted 

››› 

page 26

. If the passenger seat has a

height adjustment option, move it to the
highest, most upright position. If you have a
fixed seat, do not install any child restraint
system in this location.

For those vehicles that do not include a

key lock switch to deactivate the airbag,
the vehicle must be taken to a technical
service. Do not forget to reconnect the air-

bag when an adult wants to sit in the front
passenger seat.

Never allow a child to be transported in a

vehicle without being properly secured, or
to stand up or kneel on a seat while travel-
ling. In an accident, the child could be flung
through the vehicle, causing possibly fatal
injuries to themselves and to the other vehi-
cle occupants.

Never leave a child alone in the child seat

or in the vehicle.

Children who are less than 1.5 metres tall

must not wear a normal seat belt without a
child seat, as this could cause injuries to
the abdominal and neck areas during a
sudden braking manoeuvre or in an acci-
dent.

When a child seat is mounted in the rear

seats, the door child-proof lock should be
activated 

››› 

page 107

.

Attachment systems

Depending on the country, different attach-
ment systems are used for safely installing
child seats.

1)

Compliance with current national legislation

and the manufacturer's instructions is required
when using or installing child seats.

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Transporting children safely

Attachment systems overview

ISOFIX

: ISOFIX is a standardised attach-

ment system allowing quick and safe attach-
ment of child seats in the vehicle. ISOFIX at-
tachment establishes a rigid connection be-
tween the child seat and the car body.

The child seat has two rigid attachment clips,
called connectors. These connectors are fit-
ted into the ISOFIX attachment rings found
between the seat cushion and the backrest
of the vehicle's back seat (on the sides). ISO-
FIX attachment systems are used mainly in
Europe 

››› 

page 33

. If necessary, ISOFIX at-

tachment may have to be supplemented with
a Top Tether belt or a support bracket.

Automatic three-point seat belt

. When-

ever possible, it is preferable to attach the
child seats with the ISOFIX system rather than
attaching them with an automatic three-point
seat belt 

››› 

page 35

.

Additional attachment:

Top Tether

: the Top Tether belt is guided

over the back of the rear seat and attached
to an anchor point with a hook. Anchor points
are located at the back of the rear seat back-
rest on the boot side 

››› 

page 35

. The rings

for retaining the Top Tether belt are marked
with an anchor symbol.

Support bracket

: some child seats rest on

the floor of the vehicle with a support bracket.
The support bracket prevents the child seat

from tipping forward in the event of impact.
Child seats fitted with a support bracket
should only be used in the passenger seat
and side rear seats 

››› 

. For the assembly of

this type of seat you should also consult the
list of approved vehicles for this assembly,
available in the instructions for child restraint
systems.

Recommended systems for attaching
child seats

SEAT recommends attaching child seats as
follows:

Baby carriers or child seats in the oppo-

site direction of travel:

 ISOFIX and support

bracket or i-Size.

Child seats in the direction of travel:

 ISO-

FIX and Top Tether.

WARNING

Incorrect use of the support bracket can
cause serious or fatal injury.

Make sure the support bracket is correct-

ly and safely installed.

Fixing a child seat with the ISOFIX
and Top Tether system

Fig. 29 

Rear seats: ISOFIX securing rings.

Fig. 30 

Rear seats: fitting a child seat with the

ISOFIX system.

Child seats can be secured quickly, easily
and safely on the rear seats with the “ISOFIX”
and Top Tether system.

Two “ISOFIX” retaining rings are fitted on each
rear seat. In some vehicles, the rings are

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Safety

secured to the seat frame and, in others, they
are secured to the rear floor. The “ISOFIX”
rings are located between the rear seat
backrest and the seat cushioning 

››› 

Fig. 29

.

The Top Tether rings are located on the rear
part of the rear seat backrests (behind the
backrest or in the luggage compartment)

››› 

page 35

.

To understand the compatibility of the “ISO-
FIX” systems in the vehicle, check the table
below.

Age

group

Class

accord-

ing to

size

a)

Front

passen-

ger seat

Rear

seats

Group 0

:

up to 10 kg

E

X

IUF

Group 0+

:

up to 13 kg

E

X

IUF

D

X

IUF

C

X

IUF

Group 1

:

9 to 18 kg

D

X

IUF

C

X

IUF

B

X

IUF

B1

X

IUF

A

X

IUF

IUF

: suitable place for installing an ISOFIX child seat

with universal approval.

a)

The indication of class according to size corre-

sponds to the authorised bodyweight for the child
seat. In child seats with universal or semi-universal
approval, the class according to size is indicated on
the ECE approval label. The indication of class ac-
cording to size is stated on the corresponding child
seat.

Securing the child seat with the “ISOFIX”
system

You are obliged to follow the seat manufac-
turer's instructions.

Press the child seat onto the “ISOFIX” re-

taining rings until the child seat can be heard
to engage securely 

››› 

Fig. 30

. If the child

seat is equipped with Top Tether anchor
points, secure it to the correspondent ring

››› 

page 35

. Observe the manufacturer's in-

structions.

Pull on both sides of the child seat to ensure

that it is properly anchored.

Child seats with the “ISOFIX” and Top Tether
attachment system are available from Tech-
nical Services.

WARNING

The securing rings are designed only for
use with “ISOFIX” and Top Tether system
child seats.

Never secure other child seats that do

not have the “ISOFIX” or Top Tether system,
or safety belts or any other objects to the
securing rings – as this can result in poten-
tially fatal injuries to the child.

Ensure that the child seat is correctly se-

cured to the “ISOFIX” and Top Tether secur-
ing rings.

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Transporting children safely

Top Tether securing belts

Fig. 31 

Back of the rear seats: Top Tether se-

curing rings.

Child seats with the Top Tether system come
with a strap for securing the seat to the vehi-
cle anchor point, located at the back of the
rear seat backrest and provide greater re-
straint.

The objective of this strap is to reduce for-
ward movements of the child seat in a crash,

to reduce the risk of injuries to the head from
hitting the inside of the vehicle.

Using the Top Tether in rear-facing moun-
ted seats

Currently, there are very few rear-facing child
safety seats that have Top Tether. Please
carefully read and follow the seat manufac-
turer instructions to learn the proper way to
install the Top Tether strap.

Securing the retainer strap

Follow the manufacturer's instructions to

deploy the child seat Top Tether retaining
strap.

Place the belt under the headrest of the

back seat (depending on the instructions of
the chair itself, lift or remove the headrest if
necessary).

Slide the strap and secure it properly with

the anchorage of the backrest 

››› 

Fig. 31

.

Firmly tighten the strap following the manu-

facturer's instructions.

Releasing the retaining strap

Loosen the strap following the manufactur-

er's instructions.

Push the lock and release it from the an-

choring support.

WARNING

An undue installation of the safety seat will
increase the risk of injury in the event of a
crash.

Never tie the retainer strap to a hook in

the luggage compartment.

Never secure or tie luggage or other

items to the lower anchorages (ISOFIX) or
the upper ones (Top Tether).

Fitting a child seat using the seat belt

If you want to fit a universal approval catego-
ry (U) child seat in your vehicle, you must
check that the seat is approved for your vehi-

cle. You will find any necessary information
on the child seat’s orange ECE approval la-

bel. The following table shows the different
fitting options.

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Age group

Weight of the

child

Front passenger seat

Second row of seats:

Third row of

seats

Airbag enabled

Airbag deacti-

vated

Interior

Exterior

Group 0

Up to 10 kg

X

U

U

U

Group 0+

Up to 13 kg

X

U

U

U

Group 1

Rear-facing

From 9 to 18 kg

X

U

U

U

Forward-facing

From 9 to 18 kg

U

X

U

U

Group 2

From 15 to 25 kg

U

X

U

U/B

U

Group 3

From 22 to 36 kg

U

X

U

U/B

U

U:

 universal.

X:

 vehicle seat unsuitable for fitting this group of child seat.

B:

 integrated child seat.

Fitting a child seat using the seat belt

Set the height of the seat belt such that it

adapts to the child seat naturally, without
twisting. The lowest position of the seat belt
height regulator must be used with rear-fac-
ing child seats.

Put the seat belt in place and pass it

through the child seat according to the in-
structions of the child seat manufacturer.

Make sure that the seat belt is not twisted.

Insert the latch plate into the seat's buckle

until you hear the engagement click.

WARNING

When travelling, children must be secured
in the vehicle with a restraint system suita-
ble for age, weight and size.

Read and always observe information

and warnings concerning the use of child
seats 

››› 

page 31

.

Integrated child seat

Introduction

The integrated child seat is only suitable for
children in Group 2 (15-25 kg) and Group 3

(22-36 kg), according to the ECE-R44 regula-
tion.

WARNING

Child travelling without their seat belt fas-
tened or not secured using a suitable re-
straint system may sustain fatal injuries if
the airbag is deployed.

Children up to 12 years old should always

travel on the rear seat.

Always disable the front passenger front

airbag if, in exceptional cases, you have no
alternative but to transport a child in a
rear-facing child safety seat on the front
passenger seat.

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Transporting children safely

Children must always be protected with

a child restraint system suited to their
height and weight.

Always fasten children's seat belts cor-

rectly.

WARNING

Children must travel in a child seat appro-
priate to their weight and height while the
vehicle is in motion.

Children must always be protected with

a child restraint system suited to their
height and weight.

Children must assume the proper sitting

position and be properly belted in while
travelling.

The shoulder part of the seat belt must lie

approximately on the centre of the shoul-
der, never across the neck or the arm.

The seat belt must lie close to the upper

part of the body.

The lap belt part must lie across the pel-

vis, not across the stomach, and always fit
closely.

Allow the belt to retract until it fits tightly

over the child's seat.

Never hold children or babies on your lap.

Always use a child seat and the seat belt

for children who are under 1.5 m tall. The

normal

 seat belt could cause injuries to the

abdominal and neck areas.

Only one child may occupy a child seat.

Read and follow the information and

warnings provided by the child seat manu-
facturer.

Never leave an unsupervised child alone

on a child seat or in the vehicle.

All modifications to the integrated child

seat must be carried out by a specialised
workshop.

Replace the child seat or any seat com-

ponents damaged or involved in an acci-
dent.

WARNING

Loose objects could fly uncontrollably
around the vehicle interior and cause inju-
ries in the event of an accident or sudden
braking.

Do not leave toys or other hard, loose ob-

jects on the child seat or on the seat while
the vehicle is in motion.

Unfold the integrated child seat

Fig. 32 

Integrated child seat: lift the cushion.

Fig. 33 

Integrated child seat: fit its headrest.

Lifting the cushion

Pull the unlock lever 

››› 

Fig. 32

 

A

 on the

cushion in the direction of the arrow 

››› 

Fig. 32

1

.

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Fold both sides 

››› 

Fig. 32

 

B

 up in the direc-

tion of the arrow 

››› 

Fig. 32

 

2

.

Push the cushion 

››› 

Fig. 32

 

C

 back in the

direction of the arrow 

››› 

Fig. 32

 

3

 until it en-

gages.

Install the headrest on the child safety
seat

Remove the head support and store it safe-

ly in the vehicle 

››› 

page 133

.

Make sure that the seat belt guide is instal-

led in the head support of the seat for chil-
dren on the window side 

››› 

page 38

.

Enter the child seat head support in the

corresponding backrest until it fits correctly
into place 

››› 

Fig. 33

.

Make sure that the rear seats and backr-

ests are correctly locked into place, pulling
on both of them.

Seat belt route with integrated
child seat

Fig. 34 

Integrated child seat: fitting the seat

belt.

Fig. 35 

Integrated child seat: seat belt route

with guide handle.

Using the guide handle 

››› 

Fig. 35

, position

the seat belt so that the shoulder part of the
belt lies on the centre of the child's shoulder.

Seat belt guide handle

Secure the seat belt guide handle to the

side headrest on the window side. The guide
handle is secured by a button.

Open the upper button on the seat belt

guide handle and pass the belt webbing be-
low the side headrest and through the guide
handle.

Close the button again.

Adjusting the seat belt

Guide the automatic three-point seat belt

below the side headrest.

Pull the latch plate and slowly place the

belt webbing across the child's chest and lap.

Insert the latch plate into the buckle for the

appropriate seat and push it down until it is
securely locked with an audible click.

Pull the belt to ensure that the latch plate is

securely engaged in the buckle.

WARNING

The seat belt only offers maximum protec-
tion from severe or fatal injuries when it is
correctly positioned.

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Transporting children safely

Children must assume the proper sitting

position and be properly belted in while
travelling.

The shoulder belt must be positioned

against the middle of the shoulder.

The seat belt must lie flat and fit comfort-

ably.

Allow the belt to retract until it fits tightly

over the child's seat.

The lap part of the seat belt must lie

across the pelvis, never across the stom-
ach.

Only one child may occupy a child seat.

Removing the child seat

Fig. 36 

Integrated child seat: lowering the

cushion.

Lowering the cushion

Pull the unlock lever 

››› 

Fig. 36

 

A

 on the

cushion in the direction of the arrow 

1

.

Push the cushion down through the central

area 

B

 in the direction of the arrow 

2

 until it

safely engages 

››› 

. The side supports fold

away automatically.

Remove the headrest on the child safety
seat

Open the guide lever on the seat belt and

guide it by hand to pull the belt back in more
easily and without damaging the trim.

Lift the child seat headrest to the top.

Fold the backrest of the rear seat forwards

››› 

page 135

.

Remove the headrest on the child safety

seat.

Fitting the headrest.

CAUTION

When lowering the integrated child seat,
only press on the centre of the cushion

››› 

Fig. 36

 

2

. Otherwise the cushion could

bend and not engage properly.

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Emergencies

Emergencies

Self-help

Emergency equipment

First aid kit, warning triangle, re-
flective vests and fire extinguishers

Fig. 37 

On the rear lid: warning triangle brack-

et.

Warning triangle

With the rear lid open, rotate the lock 90°

››› 

Fig. 37

. Lower the bracket and remove the

warning triangle.

First aid kit

There is a 

first aid kit

 

››› 

page 152

 in the rear

left-hand side storage compartment of the
luggage compartment.

The first aid kit must comply with legal re-
quirements. Check the expiry date of the
contents of the first aid kit.

Reflective vests

Some vehicles have a driver door compart-
ment to store a reflective vest .

Fire extinguisher

There is a fire extinguisher underneath the
front passenger seat.

The fire extinguisher must conform to legal
requirements, be ready for use and be
checked regularly. Check the certification
seal on the extinguisher.

WARNING

Loose objects in the vehicle interior can be
violently thrown in case of a sudden ma-
noeuvre or braking and especially in acci-
dents causing serious injury.

Secure or store fire extinguishers, first aid

kit, reflective vests and warning triangle
securely in the vehicle.

Note

The first aid kit, warning triangle, reflec-

tive vests and fire extinguishers are not part
of the vehicle's standard equipment.

The warning triangle should meet legal

requirements.

Before acquiring accessories and emer-

gency equipment see the instructions in
“Accessories and spares” 

››› 

page 345

.

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Self-help

Vehicle tool kit

Fig. 38 

In the luggage compartment, seen

from inside the vehicle: vehicle tool kit in a cavi-

ty located in the lock carrier area.

Fig. 39 

Underneath the floor panel of the lug-

gage compartment: vehicle tool kit.

Depending on the model, the vehicle tools
may be kept in the luggage compartment, in
a cavity close to the lock carrier 

››› 

Fig. 38

.

Loosen the safety straps and remove the ve-

hicle tool kit. For vehicles factory-fitted with
winter tyres, you will find additional tools in a
toolbox located in the luggage compartment.

The tool kit includes:

Adapter for the anti-theft bolt
Towing eye, removable
Wheel spanner
Crank handle for jack
Jack
Screwdriver with hexagon socket in the
handle for screwing and unscrewing the
wheel nuts
Hook for pulling off wheel trims or wheel
bolt caps

Some of the items listed are only provided in
certain model versions, or are optional extras.

WARNING

When the vehicle tool kit, tyre mobility set
and spare wheel are loose in the interior
they can be violently thrown in case of a
sudden manoeuvre or braking and espe-
cially in accidents, causing serious injury.

Ensure that the vehicle tool kit, the tyre

mobility set and the spare wheel or tempo-
rary spare wheel are safely secured in the
luggage compartment.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

WARNING

Unsuitable or damaged vehicle tools can
cause injury or accidents.

Never work with inappropriate or dam-

aged tools.

Note

The jack does not generally require any
maintenance. If required, it should be
greased using universal type grease.

Folding chocks

Fig. 40 

To unfold the foldable wedges.

The folding chocks are in the tool kit

››› 

page 41

.

Assemble the folding chocks

Lift the base plate 

››› 

Fig. 40

 

1

.

»

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Emergencies

Insert the two “tabs” of the mounting plate

into the long openings on the base plate 

2

.

Correct use

The folding chocks may be used to block the
wheel diagonally opposite to the wheel being
changed.

The chocks should be placed directly in front
and behind the wheel and only be used on
firm ground.

WARNING

If the folding chocks are assembled or used
incorrectly, an accident may occur and se-
rious injury caused.

Never use damaged chocks.

Never use chocks to immobilize the vehi-

cle on a slope.

Tyre repairs

TMS (Tyre Mobility System)

The Tyre Mobility System will reliably seal
punctures caused by the penetration of a for-
eign body of up to about 

4 mm

 in diameter.

Do not remove foreign objects, e.g. screws
or nails, from the tyre.

After inserting the sealant residue in the tyre,
you must again check the tyre pressure
about 10 minutes after starting the engine.

You should only use the tyre mobility set if the
vehicle is parked in a safe place, you are fa-
miliar with the procedure and you have the
necessary tyre mobility set! Otherwise, you
should seek professional assistance.

Do not use the tyre sealant in the following
cases:

If the wheel rim has been damaged.

In outside temperatures below -20°C

(-4°F).

In the event of cuts or perforations in the

tyre greater than 4 mm.

If you have been driving with very low pres-

sure or a completely flat tyre.

If the sealant bottle has passed its use by

date.

WARNING

Using the tyre mobility system can be dan-
gerous, especially when filling the tyre at
the roadside. Please observe the following
rules to minimise the risk of injury:

Stop the vehicle safely as soon as possi-

ble. Park it at a safe distance from sur-
rounding traffic to fill the tyre.

Ensure the ground on which you park is

flat and solid.

All passengers and particularly children

must keep a safe distance from the work
area.

Turn on the hazard warning lights to warn

other road users.

Use the tyre mobility system only if you

are familiar with the necessary procedures.
Otherwise, you should seek professional
assistance.

The tyre mobility set is intended for tem-

porary emergency use only until you can
reach the nearest specialised workshop.

Replace the repaired tyre with the tyre

mobility set as soon as possible.

The sealant is a health hazard and must

be cleaned immediately if it comes into
contact with the skin.

Always keep the tyre mobility set out of

the reach of small children.

Always stop the engine, apply the elec-

tronic parking brake and put it in gear when
using a manual gearbox, in order to reduce
the risk of involuntary movement of the ve-
hicle .

WARNING

A tyre filled with sealant does not have the
same performance properties as a conven-
tional tyre.

Never drive faster than 80 km/h

(50 mph).

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