2017-2018 Macan – Manual

2017-2018 Macan – Manual

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Seat Belts

Failure to use seat belts
Seat belts do not offer any protection in the event of an accident if they are not worn. Incorrectly fastened seat belts can increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident.

  • All occupants of the vehicle must wear seat belts for their own seat. Share all the information in this section with your passengers.
  • Use appropriate child restraint systems for all children.
  • Seat belts must be positioned on the body as to restrain the upper body and lap from sliding forward. Improperly positioned seat belts can cause serious personal injury in case of an accident.
  • The shoulder belt should always rest on your upper body. The shoulder belt should never be worn behind your back or under your arm.
  • For maximum effectiveness, the lap belt should be worn low across the hips.
  • Pregnant women should position the seat belt as low as possible across the pelvis. Make sure it is not pressing against the abdomen.
  • Never use one seat belt for two persons at the same time.
  • Remove any loose, bulky items of clothing that prevent the seat belt from fitting correctly.
  • Do not lay the seat belt across hard or breakable objects (glasses, ball-point pens, pipes, etc.). Such objects can constitute an additional risk to occupants’ seat.
  • Seat belts must not rub against sharp objects or damage may occur to the belt.

Using damaged seat belts
Damaged, heavily stressed or worn seat belts do not offer sufficient protection in the event of an accident.

  • The seat-belt pretensioner system can be triggered only once. Triggered belt tensioner systems must be replaced.
  • Check all seat belts regularly for signs of damage in the fabric, and check that the buckle and attachment points function correctly.
  • Keep belt buckles free of any obstruction that may prevent a secure locking.
  • Seat belts that are damaged or have been heavily stressed in an accident must be replaced.
    If a seat belt pretensioner is triggered it must also be replaced.
    In addition, the anchor points of the belts must be checked.
    Work may be carried out on the seat belt pretensioner system only by qualified specialist employees from an authorized Porsche dealer.
    Please see your authorized Porsche dealer immediately.If the seat belts show damage to webbing, bindings, buckles or retractors, they should be replaced to ensure safe operation.
  • Do not modify or disassemble the seat belts in your vehicle.
  • The seat belts must be kept clean or the retractors may not work properly.
  • Never bleach or dye seat belts.
  • Do not allow seat belts to retract until they are completely dry after cleaning or this may cause damage to the belt.

Seat-belt Pretensioners
Whether the seat-belt pretensioner system is triggered or not depends on the severity of the accident.

The seat belt-pretensioners are triggered in the event of:

  1. Front and rear collisions
  2. Side impacts
  3. Vehicle rollover

Smoke is released when the seat-belt pretensioners are triggered. This does not mean that the vehicle is on fire.

Observe the seat belt warning light and warning message

When the ignition is switched on, a red warning light appears in the instrument panel for a few seconds as a functional check.

The red warning lightin the instrument panel remains on until the seat belt on the driver’s side has been fastened.

A warning message is also displayed on the multifunction display.

When the speed of the vehicle reaches approximately 15 mph (24 km/h), a warning signal also sounds and the red warning lightin the instrument panel starts to flash if the driver and passengers are not buckled up.

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