Front safety seat belts are tightened in an accident, depending on the force of the collision.
The safety-belt pretensioners are triggered:
– In the event of front and rear impact
– In the event of side impact
– If the vehicle turns over
The safety-belt pretensioner system can be triggered only once; the system must then be replaced.
Work may be carried out on the safety-belt pretensioner system only by qualified specialist workshop employees. We recommend that you get an authorized Porsche dealer to do this work as they have trained workshop personnel and the necessary parts and tools.
Smoke is released when the safety-belt pretensioners are triggered. This does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
Warning light and warning message
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 approximately 90 seconds if vehicle speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h).
The safety belt warning lights in the instrument panel and multi-purpose display will go off as soon as the driver has buckled up.
Fasten safety belt
Assume a comfortable sitting position.
Adjust the seat backrest so that the belt always rests on your upper body and runs across the middle of your shoulder.
Grasp the belt tongue and pull the belt in a slow, continuous motion across your chest and lap.
The belt may be blocked if the vehicle is standing at an angle or the belt is pulled out using a jerking movement.
The belt cannot be pulled out while accelerating and slowing down, when cornering and when driving uphill.
Insert the belt tongue into the appropriate buckle on the inboard side of the seat until it locks securely with an audible click.
Make sure that belts are not trapped or twisted and that they are not rubbing on sharp edges.
The horizontal section of the belt should always fit snugly across the pelvis. Therefore, after fastening the belt, always pull the diagonal part of the belt upward.
Pregnant women should position the belt as low as possible across the pelvis, and ensure that it is not pressing against the abdomen.
Also pull on the diagonal section of the belt now and again during the journey to ensure that the horizontal section remains tight.