Seat belts

Make sure that all occupants are wearing their seat belts before driving the vehicle.

- Correct use of the seat belts

l Extend the shoulder belt so

l Extend the shoulder belt so that it comes fully over the shoulder, but does not come into contact with the neck or slide off the shoulder.
l Position the lap belt as low as possible over the hips.
l Adjust the position of the seatback. Sit up straight and well back in the seat.
l Do not twist the seat belt.

- Fastening and releasing the seat belt

1 Fastening the belt

1 Fastening the belt
Push the tab into the buckle until a clicking sound is heard.

2 Releasing the belt
Press the release button.

- Fastening and releasing the third center seat belt

Pull out the tab

Pull out the tab

Push tab B into buckle B

Push tab B into buckle B until a clicking sound is heard

Push tab A into buckle A

Push tab A into buckle A until a clicking sound is heard

To release, push the release button on buckle A.

- Releasing and storing the third center seat belt

Push the release button on

Push the release button on buckle A

Push either the mechanical

Push either the mechanical key or tab A into buckle B

When releasing and storing the seat belt, hold the belt while winding it back gently.

Put tabs A and B together

Put tabs A and B together and stow them in the holder

To reattach the seat belt, reverse the above procedure, pulling out the tabs and inserting tab B into buckle B.

- Adjusting the height of the belt (front and second outboard seats)

1 Down

1 Down
2 Up

Move the height adjuster up and down as needed until you hear a click.

Seat belt pretensioners (front and second outboard seats)

The pretensioner helps the seat

The pretensioner helps the seat belt to quickly restrain the occupant by retracting the seat belt when the vehicle is sub- jected to certain types of severe frontal collision or a vehicle rollover.

The pretensioner may not acti- vate in the event of a minor frontal impact, a side impact or a rear impact.

Pre-collision seat belts (front seats of vehicles with pre-collision system)

If the pre-collision sensor detects that a collision is unavoidable, the pre-collision system will retract the seat belt, thus enhancing the effectiveness of the seat belt pretensioner in a crash.

The same will happen if the driver makes an emergency braking or loses control of the vehicle.

- Emergency locking retractor (ELR)
The retractor will lock the belt during a sudden stop or on impact. It may also lock if you lean forward too quickly. A slow, easy motion will allow the belt to extend so that you can move around fully.

- Automatic locking retractor (ALR)
When a second seat passenger’s shoulder belt is completely extended and then retracted even slightly, the belt is locked in that position and cannot be extended. This feature is used to hold the child restraint system (CRS) firmly. To free the belt again, fully retract the belt and then pull the belt out once more.

- Pregnant women

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat

Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt in the proper way.

Women who are pregnant should position the lap belt as low as possible over the hips in the same manner as other occu- pants. Extend the shoulder belt com- pletely over the shoulder and position the belt across the chest. Avoid belt contact over the rounding of the abdominal area.

If the seat belt is not worn properly, not only a pregnant woman, but also the fetus could suffer death or serious injury as a result of sudden braking, sudden swerv- ing or a collision

- People suffering illness
Obtain medical advice and wear the seat belt in the proper way.

- When the third center seat belt cannot be extended

Put your fingers between the seat belt and

Put your fingers between the seat belt and the holder.

Pull the seat belt forcefully in the direc- tion of the arrow and then release it to unlock.

- Child seat belt usage
The seat belts of your vehicle were principally designed for persons of adult size.

l Use a child restraint system appropriate for the child, until the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt.
l When the child becomes large enough to properly wear the vehicle’s seat belt, follow the instructions  regarding seat belt usage.

- Replacing the belt after the pretensioner has been activated If the vehicle is involved in multiple collisions, the pretensioner will acti- vate for the first collision, but will not activate for the second or subsequent collisions.
- Seat belt extender

If your seat belts cannot be fastened

If your seat belts cannot be fastened securely because they are not long enough, a personalized seat belt extender is available from your Lexus dealer free of charge.

CAUTION

Observe the following precautions to reduce the risk of injury in the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or an accident.

Failing to do so may cause death or serious injury.

- Wearing a seat belt
l Ensure that all passengers wear a seat belt.
l Always wear a seat belt properly.
l Each seat belt should be used by one person only. Do not use a seat belt for more than one person at once, including children.
l Lexus recommends that children be seated in the rear seat and always use a seat belt and/or an appropriate child restraint system.
l Do not recline the seat any more than necessary to achieve a proper seating position. The seat belt is most effective when the occupants are sitting up straight and well back in the seats.
l Do not wear the shoulder belt under your arm.
l Always wear your seat belt low and snug across your hips.

- Adjustable shoulder anchor
Always make sure the shoulder belt is positioned across the center of your shoulder. The belt should be kept away from your neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Failure to do so could reduce the amount of protection in an accident and cause death or serious injuries in the event of a sudden stop, sudden swerve or accident.

- When children are in the vehicle
Do not allow children to play with the seat belt. If the seat belt becomes twisted around a child’s neck, it may lead to choking or other serious injuries that could result in death.

If this occurs and the buckle cannot be unfastened, scissors should be used to cut the belt.

CAUTION

- Seat belt pretensioners
l Do not place anything, such as a cushion, on the front passenger’s seat.

Doing so will disperse the passenger’s weight, which prevents the sensor from detecting the passenger’s weight properly. As a result, the seat belt pretensioner for the front passenger’s seat may not activate in the event of a collision.
l If the pretensioner has activated, the SRS warning light will come on. In that case, the seat belt cannot be used again and must be replaced at your Lexus dealer.

- When using the third center seat belt

Do not use the third center seat belt with

Do not use the third center seat belt with either buckle released. Fastening only one of the buckles may result in death or serious injury in case of sudden braking, sudden swerving or a collision.

- Seat belt damage and wear
l Do not damage the seat belts by allowing the belt, plate, or buckle to be jammed in the door.
l Inspect the seat belt system periodically. Check for cuts, fraying, and loose parts. Do not use a damaged seat belt until it is replaced. Damaged seat belt cannot protect an occupant from death or serious injury.
l Ensure that the belt and tab are locked and the belt is not twisted.

If the seat belt does not function correctly, immediately contact your Lexus dealer.
l Replace the seat assembly, including the belts, if your vehicle has been involved in a serious accident, even if there is no obvious damage.
l Do not attempt to install, remove, modify, disassemble or dispose of the seat belts. Have any necessary repairs carried out by your Lexus dealer.

Inappropriate handling of the pretensioner may prevent it from operating properly resulting in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

- Using a seat belt extender
l Do not wear the seat belt extender, if you can fasten the seat belt without the extender.
l Do not use the seat belt extender when installing a child restraint system, because the belt will not securely hold the child restraint system, increasing the risk of death or serious injury in the event of a sudden stop, sudden swerve or accident.
l The personalized extender may not be safe on another vehicle, when used by another person, or at a different seating position other than the one originally intended.

- Precaution for pre-collision seat belts
Do not rely on the pre-collision system to avoid accidents. Always pay attention to the surrounding conditions, and drive safely and responsibly.

NOTICE

- When using a seat belt extender
When releasing the seat belt, press on the buckle release button on the extender, not on the seat belt.

This helps prevent damage to the vehicle interior and the extender itself.

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