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Lap-Shoulder Belt

All seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt.

The following instructions explain how to wear a lap-shoulder belt


1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is adjustable, so you can sit up

straight. To see how, see Seats

in the Index.


2. Pick up the latch plate and pull

the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted.

The lap-shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the

belt go back slightly to unlock it.

Then pull the belt across you more slowly.

If the shoulder portion of a

passenger belt is pulled out all the way, the child restraint

locking feature may be engaged.

If this happens, let the belt go

back all the way and start again.

Engaging the child restraint locking feature in the front

outboard seating position may affect the passenger sensing

system. See Passenger Sensing System 0 91.



If the webbing locks in the latch plate before it reaches the


buckle, tilt the latch plate flat to unlock.



3. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.

Pull up on the latch plate to

make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Seat Belt Extender 0 83.

Position the release button on

the buckle so that the seat belt could be quickly unbuckled if


4. If equipped with a shoulder belt height adjuster, move it to the

height that is right for you. See

Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster

later in this section for

instructions on use and

important safety information.




5. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt.


To unlatch the belt, push the button on the buckle. The belt should return to its stowed position.

Always stow the seat belt slowly. If the seat belt webbing returns quickly to

the stowed position, the retractor may lock and cannot be pulled out. If this

happens, pull the seat belt straight out firmly to unlock the webbing, and

then release it. If the webbing is still locked in the retractor, see your


Before a door is closed, be sure the

seat belt is out of the way. If a door is slammed against a seat belt, damage can occur to both the seat belt and

the vehicle.

Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster

The vehicle has a shoulder belt height adjuster for the driver and front

outboard passenger seating positions.

Adjust the height so the shoulder

portion of the belt is on the shoulder and not falling off of it. The belt

should be close to, but not contacting, the neck. Improper shoulder belt

height adjustment could reduce the



effectiveness of the seat belt in a crash. See How to Wear Seat Belts Properly 0 79.


Press the release button and move the height adjuster to the desired position.

The adjuster can be moved up by

pushing the slide/trim up. After the

adjuster is set to the desired position, try to move it down without pushing

the release button to make sure it has locked into position.

Automatic Seat Belt Tightening System

The vehicle may have the Automatic Seat Belt Tightening System.


The system activates during

emergency braking and/or sudden

driving maneuvers and releases when driving conditions return to normal.

The system will not activate if the

Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control system is not functioning

properly. See Traction Control/

Electronic Stability Control 0 237. If there is a problem with the

Automatic Seat Belt Tightening

System, a message displays on the

Driver Information Center (DIC). If a system unavailable message displays repeatedly or a service message

displays, see your dealer. Other seat

belt functions are not affected by the Automatic Seat Belt Tightening


Seat Belt Pretensioners

This vehicle has seat belt

pretensioners for front outboard

occupants. Although the seat belt

pretensioners cannot be seen, they are part of the seat belt assembly. They

can help tighten the seat belts during the early stages of a moderate to

severe frontal, near frontal, or rear

crash if the threshold conditions for


pretensioner activation are met. Seat belt pretensioners can also help

tighten the seat belts in a side crash or a rollover event.

Pretensioners work only once. If the pretensioners activate in a crash, the pretensioners and probably other

parts of the vehicle's seat belt system will need to be replaced. See Replacing Seat Belt System Parts after a Crash

0 84.

Do not sit on the outboard seat belt

while entering or exiting the vehicle or at any time while sitting in the seat.

Sitting on the seat belt can damage the webbing and hardware.

Rear Seat Belt Comfort Guides

Rear seat belt comfort guides may provide added seat belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster seats and for some adults.

When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide positions the belt away from the neck and head.

Comfort guides are available through your dealer for the rear outboard

seating positions. Instructions are included with the guide.