2010-2013 Panamera – Manual

2010-2013 Panamera – Manual

Page: 44

Seat-belt height adjustment
The height of the belt deflectors on the front seats can be adjusted.

  • Adjust the height of the seat belt so that it runs across the middle of the shoulder, not against the neck.

Adjusting the belt height

  • Upward – push belt deflector up.
  • Downward – press locking button A and move belt deflector.

Airbag Systems
The vehicle is equipped with airbag and lap/ shoulder belt at both front seating positions. The airbag is a supplemental restraint at those seating positions.

The airbags in combination with the safety belts make up a safety system which offers the driver and the passenger the greatest known protection from injuries in case of accident.

Your vehicle is equipped with occupant sensing for the passenger's seat in accordance with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208. Even if your vehicle is equipped with airbags, the safety belts must be worn at all times, because the front airbag system is only actuated by frontal collisions with an impact of sufficient severity.

Below the deployment threshold of the airbag system, and during types of collisions which do not cause the actuation of the system, the safety belts provide the primary protection to the occupants when correctly worn. Therefore, all persons within the vehicle must wear safety belts at all times (in many states, state law requires the use of safety belts) to minimize the risk of severe injury or death in the event of a crash.

  • Please see the chapter "SEAT BELTS" on page 41.

The front airbags are located under the padded steering wheel panel on the driver’s side, in the dashboard on the passenger's side, and in the knee area for both the driver and the passenger.

The side airbags for the front and rear seats are installed on the side in or near the seat backrests.

The head airbags are installed above the doors in the roof area.

To minimize the risk of severe injury or death in the event of a crash, all occupants, including the driver, should always wear their seat belts wether or not an airbag is also provided at their seating position.

Safety Belts and Positioning

Airbags only can offer protection, if all occupants fasten their safety belts and retain a proper sitting position.

To provide optimal occupant protection, airbags must inflate at very high speed. If you are not wearing your safety belt or are too close to the airbag when it is deployed, inflating airbags can result in serious personal injury or death.

  • Always fasten safety belts.
  • Make sure there are no people, animals or objects between the driver or passenger and the area into which the airbags inflate.
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