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Safety Belt Warning System
An audio-visual warning system is interconnected with the driver's safety belt.
Every time the ignition is turned on, the gong will sound for about 6 seconds to remind driver and passenger to buckle up.
In addition, the gong will sound for approx. 90 seconds if vehicle speed exceeds 15 mph/24 km/h. The safety belt warning lights in the instrument panel and on-board computer will go off as soon as the driver has buckled up.
Inertia reel retractor
The combination lap/shoulder belt with inertia reel locking mechanism adjusts automatically to your size and movements as long as the pull on the belt is slow.
Rapid deceleration during hard braking or a collision locks the belt. The belt will also lock when you drive up or down a steep hill or in a sharp curve, otherwise, the shoulder belt will not inhibit your upper body movement.
Fastening the safety belt
Releasing the safety belt
Cleaning the safety belts
If it becomes necessary to clean the belts, you can use any mild washing agent. Allow the belts to dry prior to retracting, but avoid direct sunlight.
The airbags in combination with the safety belts make up a safety system which offers the driver and the passenger the greatest known protection from injuries in case of accident.
Your vehicle is equipped with a weight sensing system for the passenger's seat in accordance with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.
Even if your vehicle is equipped with airbags, the safety belts must be worn at all times, because the front airbag system is only deployed by frontal collisions with an impact of sufficient severity.
Below the deployment threshold of the airbag system, and during types of collisions which do not cause the actuation of the system, the safety belts provide the primary protection to the occupants when correctly worn.
Therefore, all persons within the vehicle must wear safety belts at all times (in many states, state law requires the use of safety belts).
The front airbags are located under the padded steering wheel panel on the driver's side and, on the passenger's side, in the dashboard.
The side airbags are installed on the side in the seat backrests.
The head airbags are installed in the door linings.