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Suzuki Reno (2008 year). Instruction - part 2

 

 

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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Right Front Passenger Position
Lap-Shoulder Belt
To learn how to wear the right front pas-
All rear seating positions have lap-shoul-
senger’s safety belt properly, see “Driver
der belts. Here’s how to wear one properly.
Position” in this section.
The right front passenger’s safety belt
works the same way as the driver’s safety
belt.
Rear Seat Passengers
It’s very important for rear seat passengers
to buckle up! Accident statistics show that
unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt
more often in crashes than those who are
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wearing safety belts.
A pregnant woman should wear a lap-
Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted
shoulder belt, and the lap portion should
can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash.
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be worn as low as possible, below the
And they can strike others in the vehicle
rounding, throughout the pregnancy.
who are wearing safety belts.
1)
Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt
across you. Don’t let it get twisted.
The best way to protect the fetus is to pro-
The shoulder belt may lock if you pull
tect the mother. When a safety belt is worn
the belt across you very quickly. If this
properly, it’s more likely that the fetus won’t
happens, let the belt go back slightly to
be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as
unlock it. Then pull the belt across you
for anyone, the key to making safety belts
more slowly.
effective is wearing them properly.
2)
Push the latch plate into the buckle until
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it clicks. Be sure you are using the cor-
rect buckle and that the latch plate
clicks when inserted into the buckle.
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Pull up on the latch plate to make sure
3) To make the lap part tight, pull down on
The lap part of the belt should be worn low
it is secure.
the buckle end of the belt as you pull up
and snug on the hips, just touching the
Make sure the release button on the
on the shoulder part.
thighs. In a crash this applies force to the
buckle is positioned so you would be
strong pelvic bones so you’d be less likely
able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly
to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under
if you ever had to.
it, the belt would apply force at your abdo-
men. This could cause serious or even
fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go
over the shoulder and across the chest.
These parts of the body are best able to
take belt-restraining forces.
The safety belt locks if there’s a sudden
stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very
quickly out of the retractor.
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Safety Belt Pretensioner System
pretensioners. For precautions and gen-
WARNING
eral information including servicing the
EXAMPLE
pretensioner system, refer to the “Supple-
You can be severely hurt if your
mental Restraint System (air bags)” sec-
shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash,
tion in addition to this
“Safety Belt
you would move forward too much,
Pretensioner System” section, and follow
which could increase injury. The
all those precautions.
shoulder belt should fit against your
body.
The pretensioner is located in each front
safety belt retractor. The pretensioner
tightens the safety belt so the belt fits the
occupant’s body more snugly in the event
of a frontal crash. The retractors will
remain locked after the pretensioners are
activated. Upon activation, some noise will
occur and some smoke may be released.
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These conditions are not harmful and do
not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
WARNING
The driver and all passengers must be
This section of the owner’s instruction
properly restrained by wearing safety belts
describes your vehicle’s SAFETY
at all times, whether or not a pretensioner
BELT PRETENSIONER SYSTEM.
is equipped at their seating position, to
Please read and follow ALL these
minimize the risk of severe injury or death
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instructions carefully to minimize
in the event of a crash. Sit fully back in the
your risk of severe injury or death.
seat; sit up straight; do not lean forward or
To unlatch the belt, just push the button on
the buckle.
sideways. Adjust the belt so the lap portion
Your vehicle is equipped with a safety belt
of the belt is worn low across the pelvis,
pretensioner system at the front seating
not across the waist. Please refer to the
positions. You can use the pretensioner
“Front Seats” section and the instructions
safety belts in the same manner as ordi-
and precautions about the safety belts in
nary safety belts.
this
“Safety Belts” section for details on
proper seat and safety belt adjustments.
The safety belt pretensioner system is acti-
vated based on crash severity. The crash
Please note that the pretensioners will acti-
sensors and the electronic controller of the
vate only in severe frontal collisions. They
air bag system also control the safety belt
are not designed to activate in rear
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impacts, side impacts, rollovers or minor
your SUZUKI dealer, body repair shop or
SUZUKI dealer can select the appropriate
frontal collisions. The pretensioners can be
scrap yard for assistance.
safety belt extender.
activated only once. If the pretensioners
A safety belt extender should only be
are activated, have the pretensioner sys-
Safety Belt Extender
used for the person, vehicle and seating
tem serviced by an authorized SUZUKI
location it was provided for.
dealer as soon as possible.
When using the extender, ensure that
both ends are latched securely. Do not
If the air bag readiness light on the instru-
use the extender if the open end of the
ment cluster does not blink or come on
extender’s buckle is within 152 mm (6
briefly when the ignition switch is turned to
inches) of the center of the occupant’s
the “ON” position, stays on for more than
body (See diagram). Use of the extender
10 seconds, or comes on while driving, the
when the buckle is too close to the cen-
pretensioner system or the air bag system
ter of the body could increase the risk of
may not work properly. Have both systems
abdominal injury in the event of an acci-
inspected by an authorized SUZUKI dealer
dent, and could cause the shoulder belt
as soon as possible.
to be positioned incorrectly.
Service on or around the pretensioner sys-
Make sure to use the correct buckle cor-
tem components or wiring must be per-
responding to your seating position.
formed only by an authorized SUZUKI
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Safety belt extenders are not intended
dealer who is specially trained. Improper
for use by pregnant women, and should
(1) Center of body
service could result in unintended activa-
only be used upon approval by their
(2) Less than 152 mm (6 inches)
tion of pretensioners or could render the
medical advisors.
(3) Open end of extender buckle
pretensioners inoperative. Either of these
Remove and stow the extender when it
two conditions may result in personal
is not being used.
If a safety belt cannot be fastened securely
injury.
because it is not long enough, see your
To prevent damage or unintended activa-
authorized SUZUKI dealer for a safety belt
tion of the pretensioners, be sure the bat-
extender. Safety belt extenders are avail-
tery is disconnected and the ignition switch
able for each seating position except for
has been in the “LOCK” position for at least
the rear center position. After inspecting
60 seconds before performing any electri-
the relationship between the safety belt
cal service work on your SUZUKI. Do not
length, the occupant’s body size, and the
touch pretensioner system components or
seat adjustment (the driver’s seat should
wiring. The wires are wrapped with yellow
always be adjusted as far back as possible
tape or yellow tubing, and the couplers are
while still maintaining control of the vehicle,
yellow. When scrapping your SUZUKI, ask
and other adjustable seats should be
adjusted as far back as possible), your
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Child Restraints
Accident statistics show that children are
WARNING
safer if they are restrained in the rear seat.
Older Children
Failure to follow these instructions
In a crash, children who are not buckled up
may increase the risk of injury in a
can strike other people who are buckled
crash.
up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle.
Only use an extender for the per-
Older children
need to use
safety belts
son, vehicle and seating position it
properly.
was provided for.
A front safety belt extender must
only be used in a front seating
position, and a rear safety belt
extender must only be used in a
rear seating position.
Safety belt extenders are not
intended for use by pregnant
women, and should only be used
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upon approval by their medical
advisors.
Older children who have outgrown booster
The extender has been designed
seats should wear the vehicle’s safety
for adults. Never use it for securing
belts.
child seats.
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Do not use a safety belt extender if
Question: What is the proper way to
the open end of the extender’s
wear safety belts?
WARNING
buckle is within 152 mm (6 inches)
of the center of the occupant’s
Answer: If possible, an older child should
Never do this.
body (See diagram).
wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the addi-
Here two children are wearing the
Remove and stow the extender
tional restraint a shoulder belt can provide.
same belt. The belt can’t properly
when it is not being used.
The shoulder belt should not cross the face
spread the impact forces. In a crash,
or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly
the two children can be crushed
below the hips, just touching the top of the
together and severely injured. A belt
thighs. It should never be worn over the
must be used by only one person at a
abdomen, which could cause severe or
time.
even fatal internal injuries in a crash.
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Question: What if a child is wearing a
Infants and Young Children
lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so
Everyone in a vehicle needs protection!
small that the shoulder belt is very
This includes infants and all other children.
close to the child’s face or neck?
Neither the distance traveled nor the age
and size of the traveler changes the need
Answer: If the child is sitting in a seat next
to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in
to a window, move the child toward the
every state in the United States and in
center of the vehicle. If the child is sitting in
every Canadian province says children up
the center rear seat passenger position,
to some age must be restrained while in a
move the child toward the safety belt
vehicle.
buckle. In either case, be sure that the
shoulder belt still is on the child’s shoulder,
Every time infants and young children ride
so that in a crash the child’s upper body
in vehicles, they should have the protection
would have the restraint that belts provide.
provided by appropriate restraints. Young
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If the child is so small that the shoulder belt
children should not use the vehicle’s adult
is still very close to the child’s face or neck,
safety belts alone, unless there is no other
you might want to place the child in a seat
WARNING
choice. Instead, they need to use a child
that has a lap belt, if your vehicle has one.
restraint.
Never do this.
Here a child is sitting in a seat that
has a lap-shoulder belt, but the
shoulder part is behind the child. If
the child wears the belt in this way, in
a crash the child might slide under
the belt. The belt’s force would then
be applied right on the child’s abdo-
men. That could cause serious or
fatal injuries.
Wherever the child sits, the lap portion of
the belt should be worn low and snug on
the hips, just touching the child’s thighs.
This applies belt force to the child’s pelvic
bones in a crash.
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Question: What are the different types
of add-on child restraints?
Answer: Add-on child restraints, which are
purchased by the vehicle’s owner, are
available in four basic types. Selection of a
particular restraint should take into consid-
eration not only the child’s weight, height
and age but also whether or not the
restraint will be compatible with the motor
vehicle in which it will be used.
For most basic types of child restraints,
there are many different models available.
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When purchasing a child restraint, be sure
it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle.
If it is, the restraint will have a label saying
WARNING
WARNING
that it meets federal motor vehicle safety
People should never hold a baby in
Children who are up against, or very
standards.
their arms while riding in a vehicle. A
close to, any air bag when it inflates
The restraint manufacturer’s instructions
baby doesn’t weigh much - until a
can be severely injured or killed. Air
that come with the restraint, state the
crash occurs. During a crash a baby
bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer
weight and height limitations for a particu-
will become so heavy it is not possi-
outstanding protection for adults and
lar child restraint. In addition, there are
ble to hold it. For example, in a crash
older children, but not for young chil-
many kinds of restraints available for chil-
at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5
dren and infants. Neither the vehi-
dren with special needs.
kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-
cle’s safety belt system nor its air bag
lb. (110 kg) force on a person’s arms.
system is designed for them. Young
A baby should be secured in an
children and infants need the protec-
appropriate restraint.
tion that a child restraint system can
provide.
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Child Restraint Systems
WARNING
Newborn infants need complete sup-
port, including support for the head
and neck. This is necessary because
a newborn infant’s neck is weak and
its head weighs so much compared
with the rest of its body. In a crash,
an infant in a rear-facing seat settles
into the restraint, so the crash forces
can be distributed across the stron-
gest part of an infant’s body, the back
(B)
and shoulders. Infants always should
(A)
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be secured in appropriate infant
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restraints.
A rear-facing infant seat
(B) provides
An infant car bed (A), a special bed made
restraint with the seating surface against
for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant
the back of the infant. The harness system
WARNING
restraint system designed to restrain or
holds the infant in place and, in a crash,
The body structure of a young child
position a child on a continuous flat sur-
acts to keep the infant positioned in the
is quite unlike that of an adult or
face. Make sure that the infant’s head rests
restraint.
older child, for whom the safety belts
toward the center of the vehicle.
are designed. A young child’s hip
bones are still so small that the vehi-
cle’s regular safety belt may not
remain low on the hip bones, as it
should. Instead, it may settle up
around the child’s abdomen. In a
crash, the belt would apply force on a
body area that’s unprotected by any
bony structure. This alone could
cause serious or fatal injuries. Young
children always should be secured in
appropriate child restraints.
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injury, the child also has to be secured
within the restraint. The vehicle’s belt sys-
tem secures the add-on child restraint in
the vehicle, and the add-on child restraint’s
harness system holds the child in place
within the restraint.
One system, the three-point harness, has
straps that come down over each of the
(D)
infant’s shoulders and buckle together at
the crotch. The five-point harness system
has two shoulder straps, two hip straps
and a crotch strap. A shield may take the
(C)
(E)
(F)
(G)
place of hip straps. A T-shaped shield has
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shoulder straps that are attached to a flat
pad which rests low against the child’s
A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides
A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint
body. A shelf- or armrest-type shield has
restraint for the child’s body with the har-
designed to improve the fit of the vehicle’s
straps that are attached to a wide, shelf-
ness and also sometimes with surfaces
safety belt system. Some booster seats
like shield that swings up or to the side.
such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields.
have a shoulder belt positioner, and some
high-back booster seats have a five-point
When choosing a child restraint, be sure
harness. A booster seat can also help a
the child restraint is designed to be used in
child to see out the window.
a vehicle. If it is, it will have a label saying
that it meets federal motor vehicle safety
Question: How do child restraints
standards.
work?
Then follow the instructions for the
Answer: A child restraint system is any
restraint. You may find these instructions
device designed for use in a motor vehicle
on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or
to restrain, seat, or position children. A
both. These restraints use the belt system
built-in child restraint system is a perma-
in your vehicle, but the child also has to be
nent part of the motor vehicle. An add-on
secured within the restraint to help reduce
child restraint system is a portable one,
the chance of personal injury. When secur-
which is purchased by the vehicle’s owner.
ing an add-on child restraint, refer to the
instructions that come with the restraint
For many years, add-on child restraints
which may be on the restraint itself or in a
have used the adult belt system in the
booklet, or both, and to this instruction. The
vehicle. To help reduce the chance of
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child restraint instructions are important,
so if they are not available, obtain a
WARNING
WARNING
replacement copy from the manufacturer.
(Continued)
Children could be endangered in a
Even though the passenger sensing
crash if their child restraints are not
Where to Put the Restraint
system is designed to turn off the
properly secured in the vehicle.
All child restraint systems are designed to
passenger’s frontal air bag and side
When installing a child restraint sys-
be secured in vehicle seats by either safety
air bag under certain conditions, no
tem, be sure to follow the instruc-
belts (lap belts or the lap portion of lap-
system is fail-safe, and no one can
tions below. Be sure to secure the
shoulder belts) or by special rigid lower
guarantee that an air bag will not
child in the restraint system accord-
anchor bars built into the seats. Whenever
deploy under some unusual circum-
ing to the manufacturer’s instruc-
possible, SUZUKI recommends that child
stance, even though it is turned off.
tions.
restraint systems be installed on the rear
Always secure a rear-facing child
seat. According to accident statistics, chil-
restraint in the rear seat, even if the
Top Strap
dren are safer when properly restrained in
air bags are off.
Some child restraints have a top strap, or
rear seating positions than in front seating
If you need to secure a forward-fac-
“top tether.” It can help restrain the child
positions. Never put a rear-facing child
ing child restraint in the right front
restraint during a collision. For it to work, a
restraint in the front passenger seat.
seat, always move the front passen-
top strap must be properly anchored to the
Here’s why:
ger seat as far back as it will go. It is
vehicle. Some top strap-equipped child
better to secure the child restraint in
restraints are designed for use with or with-
WARNING
a rear seat.
out the top strap being anchored. Others
A child in a rear-facing child restraint
require the top strap always to be
can be severely injured or killed if the
Wherever you install it, be sure to secure
anchored. Be sure to read and follow the
right front passenger’s frontal air bag
the child restraint properly.
instructions for your child restraint. If yours
inflates. This is because the back of
requires that the top strap be anchored,
Keep in mind that an unsecured child
the rear-facing child restraint would
don’t use the restraint unless it is anchored
restraint can move around in a collision or
be very close to the inflating air bag.
properly.
sudden stop and injure people in the vehi-
(Continued)
cle. Be sure to properly secure any child
If the child restraint does not have a top
restraint in your vehicle - even when no
strap, one can be obtained, in kit form, for
child is in it.
many child restraints. Ask the child
restraint manufacturer whether or not a kit
is available.
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WARNING
Each top tether bracket is designed
to anchor only one child restraint.
Attaching more than one child
restraint to a single bracket could
cause the anchor to come loose or
even break during a crash. A child or
others could be injured if this hap-
pens. To help prevent injury to people
and damage to your vehicle, attach
only one child restraint per bracket.
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Once you have the top strap anchored,
In Canada, the law requires that forward-
you’ll be ready to secure the child restraint
Top strap anchors are located at both sides
facing child restraints have a top strap, and
itself. Tighten the top strap when and as
and at the center of the lower rear tail
that the strap be anchored. In the United
the child restraint manufacturer’s instruc-
member in the rear cargo area.
States, some child restraints also have a
tions say.
Pull the front part of the plastic cover
top strap. If your child restraint has a top
downward to access the top strap anchors.
strap, it should be anchored.
Top Strap Anchor Location
Top strap anchors are already installed in
Anchor the top strap to an anchor point
Securing a Child Restraint with Top
your vehicle for the three rear seating posi-
specified in “Top Strap Anchor Location” in
Strap
tions.
this section. Be sure to use an anchor
Install the child restraint system as follows:
point located on the same side of the vehi-
Do not use a child restraint with a top strap
in the right front passenger’s position
1) Remove the luggage compartment
cle as the seating position where the child
restraint will be placed.
because there is no place to anchor the
cover (if equipped).
top strap.
2) Secure the child restraint on the rear
seat using the procedure described in
“Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear
Seat Position” of this section.
3) Pull the front part of the plastic cover
downward to access the top strap
anchors.
4) Hook the top strap to the anchor
bracket and tighten the top strap
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according to the instructions provided
by the child restraint system manufac-
turer. Be sure to attach the top strap to
the corresponding anchor located
directly behind the child restraint.
WARNING
Each top tether bracket is designed
to anchor only one child restraint.
Attaching more than one child
restraint to a single bracket could
cause the anchor to come loose or
even break during a crash. A child or
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others could be injured if this hap-
pens. To help prevent injury to people
5)
When routing the top strap, be sure to
The disks are located near the base of the
and damage to your vehicle, attach
pass it between the head restraint and
two rear outside seating positions.
only one child restraint per bracket.
the rear seatback as shown. (Refer to
“Head Restraints” in this section for
Canada only
details on how to raise or lower the
head restraint.)
6)
Make sure that cargo does not interfere
This symbol indicates the
with routing of the top strap.
presence of a lower connector
system on a child restraint
system or booster cushion.
Lower Anchorages and Top Teth-
ers for Children (LATCH System)
Your vehicle has a LATCH system. You’ll
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find anchors (A) in the rear outside seat
positions.
To assist you in locating the lower anchors,
each seating position with the LATCH sys-
tem has a circular disk on the seatback at
each lower anchor position.
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Securing a Child Restraint
Designed for the LATCH System
(Rear)
1) Find the anchors for the seating posi-
tion you want to use, where the bottom
of the seatback meets the back of the
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seat cushion.
2) Put the child restraint on the seat.
B
A
3) Attach the anchor points on the child
restraint to the anchors in the vehicle.
C
The child restraint instructions will show
you how.
4) If the child restraint is forward-facing,
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attach the top strap to the top strap
anchor. See “Top Strap” in this section.
B
With this type of child restraint, use the
Tighten the top strap according to the
A
LATCH system instead of the vehicle’s
child restraint instructions.
safety belts to secure the child restraint.
5) Push and pull the child restraint in dif-
ferent directions to be sure it is secure.
WARNING
To remove the child restraint, simply
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If a LATCH-type child restraint isn’t
unhook the top strap from the top tether
attached to its anchorage points, the
anchor and then disconnect the lower
In order to use the system, you need either
restraint won’t be able to protect the
anchor points.
a forward-facing child restraint that has
child correctly. In a crash, the child
attaching points (B) at its base and a top
could be severely injured or killed.
tether anchor (C), or a rear-facing child
Make sure that a LATCH-type child
restraint that has attaching points (B), as
restraint is properly installed using
shown here.
the anchorage points. If your child
restraint is not designed for the
LATCH system, use the vehicle’s
safety belts to secure the restraint,
following the instructions that came
with that restraint, and also the
instructions in this manual.
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Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear
Seat Position
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If your child restraint is equipped with the
LATCH system, see “Lower Anchorages
and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH Sys-
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tem)” in this section. See “Top Strap” in this
section if the child restraint has one.
3)
Buckle the belt. Make sure the release
5) To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder
If your child restraint does not have the
button is positioned so you would be
belt back into the retractor while you
LATCH system, you will be using the lap-
able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly
push down on the child restraint. If
shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in
if you ever had to.
you’re using a forward-facing child
this position. Be sure to follow the instruc-
restraint, you may find it helpful to use
tions that came with the child restraint.
your knee to push down on the child
Secure the child in the child restraint when
restraint as you tighten the belt.
and as the instructions say.
6) Push and pull the child restraint in dif-
ferent directions to be sure it is secure.
1) Put the restraint on the seat.
2) Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap
To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle
and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s
the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back
safety belt through or around the
all the way. The safety belt will move freely
restraint. The child restraint instructions
again and be ready to work for an adult or
will show you how.
larger child passenger.
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4) Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the
way out of the retractor to set the lock.
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Securing a Child Restraint in the
1)
Your vehicle has a right front passen-
Right Front Seat Position
WARNING
ger’s frontal air bag. See “Passenger
Sensing System” in this section. Always
A child in a rear-facing child restraint
secure a rear-facing child restraint in
can be severely injured or killed if the
the rear seat, even if the air bag is off. If
right front passenger’s frontal air bag
your child restraint is forward-facing,
inflates. This is because the back of
move the seat as far back as it will go
the rear-facing child restraint would
before securing the child restraint in this
be very close to the inflating air bag.
seat. See “Manual Seats” in this sec-
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Even though the passenger sensing
tion.
system is designed to turn off the
When the passenger sensing system
Your vehicle has a right front passenger air
passenger’s frontal air bag under cer-
has turned off the right front passen-
bag. A rear seat is a safer place to secure
tain conditions, no system is fail-
ger’s frontal and side air bag, the pas-
a child restraint. See “Where to Put the
safe, and no one can guarantee that
senger air bag off indicator should light.
Restraint” in this section.
an air bag will not deploy under some
See “Passenger Sensing System” in
unusual circumstance, even though it
In addition, your vehicle has a passenger
this section.
sensing system. The passenger sensing
is turned off. Always secure a rear-
A thick layer of additional material such
facing child restraint in the rear seat,
system is designed to turn off the right
as a blanket, or aftermarket equipment
front passenger’s frontal and side air bag
even if the air bag is off.
such as seat covers heaters or mas-
when an infant or a small child is detected.
sagers, located between the seat cush-
See
“Passenger Sensing System” and
If you need to secure a forward-facing child
ion and the child restraint or small
“Manual Seats” in this section for more
restraint in the right front seat position,
occupant, can affect how the passenger
information on this including important
move the seat as far back as it will go
sensing system operates. Remove any
safety information.
before securing the forward-facing child
additional material from the seat cush-
restraint. See “Manual Seats” in this sec-
ion before installing/securing the child
tion.
restraint or small occupant.
If you need to secure a forward-facing child
2)
Put the child restraint on the seat.
3)
Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap
restraint in the right front seat, you will be
using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the
and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s
safety belt through or around the
child restraint, even if the child restraint is
equipped with the LATCH system. Be sure
restraint. The child restraint instructions
will show you how.
to follow the instructions that came with the
child restraint. Secure the child in the child
restraint when and as the instructions say.
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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Supplemental Restraint
System (air bags)
This section explains the frontal and side
impact air bag systems.
WARNING
This section of the owner’s manual
describes the protection provided by
your vehicle’s SUPPLEMENTAL
RESTRAINT SYSTEM (advanced air
bags). Please read and follow ALL
these instructions carefully to mini-
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mize your risk of severe injury or
death in the event of a collision.
4)
Buckle the belt. Make sure the release
6)
To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder
button is positioned so you would be
belt back into the retractor while you
Your vehicle has an advanced frontal air
able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly
push down on the child restraint. You
if you ever had to.
may find it helpful to use your knee to
bag for the driver and an advanced frontal
air bag for the right front passenger. Your
push down on the child restraint as you
tighten the belt.
vehicle also has side impact air bags for
the driver and right front passenger.
7)
Push and pull the child restraint in dif-
ferent directions to be sure it is secure.
Your vehicle is equipped with a Supple-
8)
If the air bag is off, the passenger air
mental Restraint System consisting of the
bag off indicator located in the clock
following components in addition to a lap-
display in center of the instrument panel
shoulder belt at each front seating position.
will be lit.
To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle
the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back
all the way. The safety belt will move freely
again and be ready to work for an adult or
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larger child passenger.
5)
Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the
way out of the retractor to set the lock.
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SEATS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
1. Driver’s air bag
2. Front passenger’s air bag
8
3. Safety belt pretensioner
4. Air bag controller (SDM)
5. Occupant classification module
1
6. “PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF”
2
indicator
7. Air bag readiness light
8. Early crash sensor
9. Side air bag
6
9
10. Side air bag sensor
7
3
10
5
4
9
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3
The words AIR BAG will appear on the
side of the front seatback closest to the
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door, to indicate the presence of a side
impact air bag.
Frontal air bags are designed to help
reduce the risk of injury from the force of a
frontal crash. Side impact air bags are
designed to help reduce the risk of injury
from the force of a side impact crash. But
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