On the Cabriolet, a Rollover Protection System installed behind the rear seats is extended within fractions of a second if forces indicating the possibility of certain types of accidents are detected. This generates a loud noise. If necessary, the safety-belt pretensioners for the front seats will be activated.
The Rollover Protection System consists of two extendable assemblies which, together with the windshield frame, help maintain the space around the normal occupant seating positions, if the vehicle rolls over.
There is a risk of damage to the convertible top and rollover protection when opening and closing the convertible top.
Extended rollover protection will obstruct the movement of the convertible top.
A Rollover Protection System that has been tampered with or obstructed in its movement may malfunction, resulting in serious or fatal injury.
A Rollover Protection System that has been tampered with does not offer any protection.
It may be triggered inadvertently, or not respond when needed.
If the rollover protection is triggered when the convertible top is closed, the rear window is destroyed.
If the Rollover Protection System is faulty, the airbag warning light on the instrument cluster will light up. Extension of the extendable assemblies is not ensured.
Triggered Rollover Protection System