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Seat Ibiza: Seat belts

Seat Ibiza Owners Manual

Seat belt adjustment

The seat belts for the front and rear occupants are locked into position by a latch.


Fig. 11 Belt buckle and latch plate of seat belt

The seat belt cannot offer its full protection if the belt web is not positioned correctly.

Adjust the seat and head restraint correctly. – To fasten the belt, take hold of the latch plate and pull it slowly across your 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, fig. 11. – Pull the belt to ensure that the latch plate is securely engaged in the buckle.

The seat belts are equipped with an automatic retractor on the shoulder strap. Full freedom of movement is permitted when the shoulder belt is pulled slowly. However, during sudden braking, during travel in mountains or bends and during acceleration, the automatic retractor on the shoulder belt is locked. The automatic belt retractors on the front seats are fitted with belt tension devices.

WARNING

• An incorrectly worn seat belt web can cause severe injuries in the event of an accident.

• The seat belts offer best protection only when the backrests are in an upright position and the seat belts have been fastened properly.

• Never put the latch plate in the buckle of another seat. If you do this, the seat belt will not protect you properly and the risk of injury is increased.

• If an occupant is incorrectly belted in, the belt cannot protect him or her properly. An incorrectly positioned belt web can cause extremely severe injuries.

Seat belt position

Seat belts offer their maximum protection only when they are properly positioned.


Fig. 12 Correct belt web and head restraint positions, viewed from front


Fig. 13 Correct belt web and head restraint positions, viewed from side

WARNING

• An incorrectly worn seat belt web can cause severe injuries in the event of an accident.

• The shoulder belt must be positioned around the middle of the shoulder. The seat belt must lie flat and snugly on the torso, fig. 12.

• The lap part of the seat belt must lie across the pelvis, never across the stomach. The seat belt must lie flat and snugly on the pelvis, fig. 13. Pull the belt tight if necessary to take up any slack.

• Read and observe the warnings.

Pregnant women must also fasten their seat belts properly

The best protection for the unborn child is for the mother to wear the seat belt properly at all times during the pregnancy.


Fig. 14 Positioning seat belts during pregnancy

The seat belt provides maximum protection only when the belt web is properly positioned. – Adjust the front seat and head restraint correctly. – Holding the latch plate, pull the belt evenly across your chest and as low as possible over the pelvis ⇒ fig. 14. – Insert the latch plate into the buckle for the corresponding 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

• An incorrectly worn seat belt web can cause severe injuries in the event of an accident.

• For pregnant women, the lap part of the seat belt must lie as low as possible over the pelvis, never across the stomach, and always lie flat so that no pressure is exerted on the abdomen.

• Read and observe the warnings.

Seat belt release

The seat belt must not be unfastened until the vehicle has come to a standstill.


Fig. 15 Removing latch plate from buckle

– Press the red button on the belt buckle ⇒ fig. 15. The latch plate is released and springs out ⇒ . – Guide the belt
back by hand so that it rolls up easily and the trim is not damaged.

WARNING

Never unbuckle a seat belt while the vehicle is in motion. If you do, you increase the risk of sustaining severe or fatal injuries.

Adjusting the seat belt height

Seat belt height adjusters can be used to adjust the position of the seat belt at the shoulder.


Fig. 16 Location of the belt height adjuster

The seat belt adjuster for the front seats can be used to adjust the proper belt position at the shoulder. – Press the upper part of the shoulder belt guide and hold it in this position ⇒ fig. 16. – Move the shoulder belt guide up or down until you have adjusted the seat belt to the correct position. – After adjusting, pull the shoulder belt sharply to check that the catch on the shoulder belt guide is engaged securely.

Incorrectly fastened seat belts

Incorrectly worn seat belts can cause severe injuries. Seat belts can provide optimal protection only if the belt web is properly worn. The seat belts must be fastened exactly in the order described in this chapter. An incorrect sitting position impairs substantially the protection a seat belt offers and can lead to severe or fatal injuries. The risk of severe or fatal injuries is especially increased when a deploying airbag strikes an occupant who has assumed an incorrect sitting position. As driver, you are responsible for all vehicle occupants, especially children. Therefore:

– Never permit anyone to assume an incorrect sitting position in the vehicle while travelling ⇒ .


WARNING

• An incorrectly worn seat belt increases the risk of severe injuries.

• Before every trip, instruct your passengers to adjust their seat belts properly and to wear them during the trip.

• Read and always observe information and warnings concerning the use of seat belts.

    Why wear seat belts?

    Belt tension devices

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