Always fasten the seat belts before you drive or ride.
Two lights above the rear view mirror will be illuminated for 4-8 seconds after the starting (ignition) key is turned to
the driving position. A chime will sound at the same time if the driver has not fastened his seat belt. The rear seats are
provided with self- retracting inertia reel belts. The front seats are provided with single roller belts with tensioners.
Pull the belt out far enough to insert the latch plate into the receptacle (buckle for rear seats) until a distinct snapping
sound is heard. The seat belt retractor is normally "unlocked" and you can move freely, provided that the shoulder belt
is not pulled out too far. The retractor will lock up as follows:
· if the belt is pulled out rapidly
· during braking and acceleration
· if the vehicle is leaning excessively
· when driving in turns
For the seat belt to provide maximum protection in the event of an accident, it must be worn correctly. When wearing
the seat belt remember:
· The belt should not be twisted or turned.
· The lap belt must be positioned low on the hips (not pressing against the abdomen).
Make sure that the shoulder belt is rolled up into its retractor and that the shoulder and lap belts are taut. Before exiting
the car, check that the seat belt retracts fully after being unbuckled. If necessary, guide the belt back into the retractor
NOTE: Legislation in your state or province may mandate seat belt usage.
For information on securing child seats, please refer to page 11.
The rear seat of the Volvo C70 is intended for two occupants only. Only two three-point seat belts are provided. The
center position should never be used to seat a passenger.
· Any device used to induce slack into the shoulder belt portion of the three-point belt system will have a detrimental
effect on the amount of protection available to you in the event of a collision. The seat back should not be tilted too
far back. The shoulder belt must be taut in order to function properly.