4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as
described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-25.
Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the
To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the
belt edges together so that you can take them out of
Safety Belt Pretensioners
Your vehicle may have safety belt pretensioners.
If it does, they are located on the buckle end of the
safety belts for the driver and right front passenger.
They help the safety belts reduce a person?s forward
movement in a moderate to severe frontal and near
Pretensioners work only once. If they activate in a
crash, you will need to get new ones, and probably other
new parts for your safety belt system. See Replacing
Restraint System Parts After a Crash on page 1-74.
Safety Belt Extender
If the vehicle?s safety belt will fasten around you,
you should use it.
But if a safety belt is not long enough, your dealer will
order you an extender. It is free. When you go in to
order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the
extender will be long enough for you. To help avoid
personal injury, do not let someone else use it, and use
it only for the seat it is made to ?t. The extender has
been designed for adults. Never use it for securing child
seats. To wear it, just attach it to the regular safety
belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that
comes with the extender.